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My tri boy has been blind for a while the result of cataracts from diabetes. He does the same = my house has pillows and pool noodles on door jams to protect him as he is still stubborn at 14 and wants to do it his way!. Best of luck!!

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my now 13 year old brindle girl started having seizures this last Sept = not cluster. She is on 100MG of zonisamide 2 times a day = the last go round was 65 days between seizures - did they ever test to see her zonisamide levels? Hoping you get some answers soon. I know how terrifying it is.

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@MacPack:

I am so glad he is doing well! If he is easy to give the shots to, that is huge! And caught early, with good control, maybe, like humans, he won't have too many complications. That said, my old diabetic dog went blind and you would not have ever noticed, she just slowly adapted. I am really so happy for you that Anzi is doing so well.

Anne in Tampa

it is so HUGE - he was NOT at first and it was a battle and you would have thought i belonged in a loony bin!!! but he's awesome now!!! so far no cataracts - eye specialist says just ever so slight of one but that he woould be surprised if a diabetic dog didn't have ANY - so = so far so good!!! i bring him to the eye specialist about every 3 or 4 months now but his eyes look clear and he sees the tiniest of spots on the floor that he thinks is food so i know he is seeing fine!!!

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well here's an update on my Anzi boy - he definitely is diabetic - was finally diagnosed on 12/14 - he has lost weight - and looks GREAT now - and his sugar is okay - he gets shots and food twice a day - it's almost just like a human having the disease - there are some complications that can happen like blinding cataracts but so far so good - he HATED his shots at the beginning but is now a brave boy - love him so much!!! if there are any other diabetics b's out there holler -

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so far no issues - they love it! - sometimes veal, beef or lamb! they eat better than i do!!

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why is lamb sometimes not the best? i have been mixing a little cooked ground lamb in my boys food so he eats it???

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also let us know what the test strip says

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can't the vet prescribe some food if need be? or maybe certain home cooked stuff?

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i agree - take her to the vet asap

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has she tested positive for diabetes? all the sympoms you mentioned point to it - get the urine glucose strip and if it's positive take her to the vet and get blood work done - also get the strip for ketones - if that is positive she has way too much sugar and may be getting ketonosis (not sure if i spelled it right) - if her blood glucose is high then she has diabetes and if it's normal then she may have fanconi - get the strip asap - how old is she? - get her to the vet for sure


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