About Dr . Joi Sutton

Dr. Joi Sutton is a 1993 graduate from Oregon State University. She has practiced both in emergency medicine and general practice. Dr. Sutton has done extensive international volunteer work though Veterinary Ventures, a nonprofit organization that takes teams of veterinarians to undeveloped countries for humane medical care. She also runs a small animal practice in South Florida.
Apr 17, 2018

Don’t Feel Badly About Poking Fluffy | Getting a Pet Glucose Curve

By | 2018-04-19T08:58:16+00:00 April 17th, 2018|Pet Care, Pet Diabetes, Pet Newsletter|14 Comments

Two weeks ago I had a client who forced my hand and made me do a blood glucose curve in my clinic. Normally I expect, and strongly encourage, my clients to run their curves at home to avoid the complication of "stress hyperglycemia". This phenomenon is when the liver turns stored glycogen into glucose when a pet is stressed.

Mar 8, 2018

What Does a Normal Glucose Curve Look Like?

By | 2018-03-12T12:42:51+00:00 March 8th, 2018|Pet Care, Pet Diabetes, Pet Newsletter|9 Comments

Last week I received an email from one of our clients asking for me to explain what a normal glucose curve looks like. Ha! There are lots of factors that affect a pet's blood glucose curve. There are pets that have great curves from the start and those (who like a baby who won't sleep through the night) make pet owners want to pull out their hair.

Mar 1, 2018

Diabetic Dogs and Allergy Issues | Ask Dr. Joi

By | 2018-03-01T09:14:54+00:00 March 1st, 2018|Pet Care, Pet Diabetes, Pet Grooming, Pet Newsletter|5 Comments

I get some great questions from clients. They inspire me with article ideas and keep me in tune with diabetic pet owners. I enjoy interacting with our readers, and sometimes the questions are worthy of a newsletter. I bet if one person has this question and takes the time to write me, there are likely lots of folks with a similar question.

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