Diabetes Pet Care

Mar 8, 2018

What Does a Normal Glucose Curve Look Like?

By Dr . Joi Sutton|2018-03-12T12:42:51-04:00Updated: 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 Dr . Joi Sutton|2018-03-01T09:14:54-05:00Updated: March 1st, 2018|Pet Care, Pet Diabetes, Pet Grooming, Pet Newsletter|13 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.

Feb 21, 2018

Which Heartworm & Flea Preventatives Are Best For My Pet?

By Dr . Joi Sutton|2018-02-05T13:34:18-05:00Updated: February 21st, 2018|Pet Care, Pet Grooming, Pet Newsletter|17 Comments

2018 marks my 25th year as a veterinarian. In that time I've seen lots of heartworm and flea products come onto the market. They all have their pros and cons. I know you likely read this newsletter because your pet has diabetes, but there is a good chance that your pet needs flea or heartworm prevention meds as well!

Jan 30, 2018

Diagnostic Testing for Your Diabetic Pet – Dr. Joi Breaks it Down

By Dr . Joi Sutton|2018-03-06T13:33:24-05:00Updated: January 30th, 2018|Pet Care, Pet Diabetes, Pet Newsletter|9 Comments

When veterinarians diagnose diabetes the tests we suggest may seem confusing to pet owners. I assure you they are not. Let's discuss some commonly recommended tests for diabetic pets and how often and when we may run them! Let’s start with discussing tests for the pancreas, the organ that makes insulin. Then, we will discuss blood glucose tests and chemistry profiles. And finally, we will discuss various urine tests.

Jan 25, 2018

Dental Care & Anesthesia

By Dr . Joi Sutton|2022-04-11T17:50:53-04:00Updated: January 25th, 2018|Pet Care, Pet Dental Care, Pet Newsletter|3 Comments

My regular readers know that I place high value on dental care for pets, particularly diabetic pets. Any infection (including infection in a pet's mouth) can cause insulin resistance. In general, oral disease can cause systemic health issues, bad breath (which can affect your relationship with the pet) and something clients don't necessarily consider: pain.

Jan 18, 2018

What Should I Feed My Diabetic Pet? | Ask Dr. Joi

By Dr . Joi Sutton|2018-03-06T13:36:51-05:00Updated: January 18th, 2018|Pet Care, Pet Diabetes, Pet Diet & Nutrition, Pet Newsletter|6 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 […]

Jan 11, 2018

Giving a Pet Insulin Injection and Missing | Ask Dr. Joi

By Dr . Joi Sutton|2018-03-06T13:46:29-05:00Updated: January 11th, 2018|Pet Care, Pet Diabetes, Pet Newsletter|103 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. Todays question is about grabbing too much skin during an pet insulin injection.

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