Cat Diabetes and Dog Diabetes

Apr 17, 2018

Pet Glucose Curve – Don’t Feel Badly About Poking Fluffy

By |2019-05-10T11:55:16-04:00Updated: April 17th, 2018|Pet Care, Pet Diabetes, Pet Newsletter|16 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 |2018-03-12T12:42:51-04:00Updated: 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 |2018-03-01T09:14:54-05:00Updated: March 1st, 2018|Pet Care, Pet Diabetes, Pet Grooming, 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 of folks with a similar question.

Jan 30, 2018

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

By |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 18, 2018

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

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

Jan 11, 2018

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

By |2018-03-06T13:46:29-05:00Updated: January 11th, 2018|Pet Care, Pet Diabetes, Pet Newsletter|23 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.