Pet Diabetes Newsletter

Pet newsletter articles written by Dr. Joi Sutton. Learn how to better manage Fluffy’s diabetes better including the tricks for getting the best and easiest blood glucose result or how to give a more smooth injection of insulin. It isn’t just pet diabetes that Dr. Joi writes about. Discover  newsletters about different techniques to prevent or treat various ailments your pet could inadvertently get. Find out which supplements or vitamins are good for your pets health and which ones are not. Whether you have an older pet or a healthy rambunctious pet, these newsletters feature many tips and tricks for all kinds of pets, not just diabetic ones!

Aug 15, 2018

Marvels of Modern Veterinary Medicine

By |2018-08-16T10:53:09+00:00August 15th, 2018|Pet Care, Pet Newsletter|0 Comments

I remember back when I was trying to get into vet school in the mid 1980's. Oregon State University required I had a small quota of hours before applying, so I volunteered one summer at a mixed animal practice in Woodburn, Oregon. They treated llamas and goats and dairy cows along with dogs and cats. It was a regular James Herriott kind of clinic. Today, I'm here in Molalla, Oregon, visiting my mom this week and I think back to that summer. How veterinary practice was just 30 years ago is vastly different than veterinary practice is in modern times.

Aug 8, 2018

What the Heck Is the Somogyi Swing?

By |2018-08-15T15:45:52+00:00August 8th, 2018|Pet Care, Pet Diabetes, Pet Newsletter|0 Comments

Every now and then a diabetic pet just doesn't seem to make sense. On paper it all seems so simple. You give insulin which should lower the pet's blood glucose level for some period of time until it rises again. After all, insulin drives energy into cells. After an insulin injection we expect the blood glucose to go down, but sometimes it does not. Sometimes a pet doesn't seem to respond to insulin at all. Sometimes, you get a Somogyi Swing.

Aug 1, 2018

Lyme Disease Is on the Rise in Dogs

By |2018-08-15T14:22:02+00:00August 1st, 2018|Pet Care, Pet Grooming, Pet Newsletter|0 Comments

As you know I am the staff veterinarian for ADW Diabetes, but I also own and run a small animal practice in South Florida. I enjoy treating diabetic pets and getting them on the right track, but I treat all sorts of diseases at my small animal clinic. Recently I've noticed a rise in Lyme Disease in dogs with the rising temperatures. I especially stress wellness care for my patients.

Jul 12, 2018

Pet Diabetes Diet Choices Can Greatly Affect Blood Glucose Levels

By |2018-07-13T10:10:47+00:00July 12th, 2018|Pet Care, Pet Diet & Nutrition, Pet Newsletter|4 Comments

I think it’s easier for human diabetics to make sound nutritional choices for themselves than for their diabetic pets. Eating a colorful salad is clearly a better choice than eating a greasy burger on a thick white bun. Eating broccoli is clearly a better choice than having a cupcake. You can expect simple carbs like white […]

Jul 5, 2018

Best Ways to Combat Heat with a Diabetic Pet

By |2018-07-11T11:29:34+00:00July 5th, 2018|Pet Care, Pet Newsletter|2 Comments

I live in South Florida. Perhaps the general public in such a warm climate has better awareness about dangers of heat and thus have better ways to combat heat. I’ve yet to treat a patient with heat stroke at my general practice. I’m sure pets in south Florida get heat stroke, but my clients seem pretty […]

Jun 7, 2018

Can’t I Just Give My Pet a Prescribed Dose of Insulin and Be Done with It?

By |2018-07-09T08:46:24+00:00June 7th, 2018|Pet Care, Pet Diabetes, Pet Newsletter|6 Comments

Many veterinary clients get irritated when veterinarians ask them to run blood glucose curves to assess the insulin dosage for their diabetic pets. When we prescribe antibiotics or anti-inflammatory medications we don't make clients poke the pet periodically to assess the dosage! Why do we pick on diabetic pet owners?

May 24, 2018

July 4th Can Be Scary For Pets

By |2018-06-01T09:22:48+00:00May 24th, 2018|Pet Care, Pet Newsletter|1 Comment

I’ve always enjoyed the 4th of July. There’s nothing quite like a big firework display. The resounding ka-booms, the glorious colors, the crowds. They are great fun for people, but pets can find them downright scary. There are many ways to help your beloved pet get through the noise and bright lights of the holiday.

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