Expect The Unexpected…

Its clear your lives will never be considered boring again once you bring home a diabetic dog. Now coming home each day is a time of uncertainty – what are you going to come home too??? This weeks post was supposed to be some more information to help new doggie diabetic owners. Instead we ended up at the ER vet getting diagnosed with bilateral corneal ulcers (worse on the right)😢😢. Now we are home in our cone of shame trying a pain med we think she tolerates and starting an eye drops instead of the ointment she’s been on for conjunctivitis the last few days.

On this topic, the best thing you can do for you dog is to follow your gut. Just like tonight, when the ER doctor said it was definitely a good thing I did not wait until morning to have her checked. Our instincts about our pets are usually spot on. Trust yourself. Don’t feel stupid for asking too many questions or scheduling too many visits. Do what you need to do to make your dog healthy and happy.

I’m off to try to get my little conehead to bed. Hopefully we sleep well!! It reminds me of our first week as a diabetic when she had to wear a cone so she’d quit trying to pull her IV out and those were some sleepless nights. 🤞🏻😴.

Also feel free to always comment with your own stories, etc on any of our posts.

Night!

-Devoted Doxie Mom

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Author: Devoted Doxie Mom

I'm a wiener dog obsessed mom of Beignet (long haired dark red brindle) and Andouille Sausage (short hair red brindle) as well as Boudin the cat. When I'm not spending my time caring for my dachshund divas and crazy cat, I'm also a general pediatrician. My background is therefore in the care of little humans and not animals. I am not a veterinarian so am therefore not an expert on animal medical care. This blog is intended to chronicle Beignet's battle mainly with diabetes, but also chronic pancreatitis and suspected jejunal inflammatory bowel disease. We hope to help others, but you should always speak with your veterinarian before making any changes to your pet's care. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

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