People That Have A Dog With Diabetes Or Other Serious Illness Read This!!?

okay a few days ago I went to the vet because one of my family member gave my 3 year old chihuahua a peice of chicken, then like 1 day later her tummy started to hurt VERY BAD. so i took her to the vet and the vet said said that she has diabetes and this other serious illness. PLEASE HELP!! the vet said when she comes back to my house she has to be injected with this liquid twice a day. I’m scared that she will die soon!! how do you have faith that everything is going to be alright with your dog? and how do you live with a dog with a serious illness?

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8 Responses to People That Have A Dog With Diabetes Or Other Serious Illness Read This!!?

  • Nick says:

    I had a dog who became diabetic. I injected him daily. The injections were not hard to do. But his illness did become worse. I knew when his life became unbearable and made the decision to let him go (very hard). I would suggest to you that if the injections help, then do it. You should know if your pets life (happiness) is well or not. I did everyhting for my dog. But when the time came to let him go for him and not hold on to him for me I did so.I loved him enough to let him go when his illness took over and the injections no longer helped. It is a very difficult decision. I believe most vets can answer your questions as to how the illness is affecting your pet. Ask the vet more questions if you need to. God Bless

  • dogs rule says:

    I know how scared and worried you are. My boy has really bad siezures and he gets meds twice a day. You can do it. Many dogs with serious illness that can be treated with medicine live a long happy life. Make sure you have open communication with your vet. Good luck to you.

  • coulbean says:

    Diabetes is a manageable illness. It’s in some ways, easier to treat in dogs than it is in humans because you can regulate their diet. I don’t know what diabetes has to do with the piece of chicken, though…
    Anywho, your vet will teach you to give insulin injections and your dog will more than likely live for a long time. Don’t fret. You live with a dog with a serious illness, just like you’ve always lived with your dog. You’ll work the injections into your routine.

  • michelle j says:

    This must be a terrible time for you but try to stay calm. What tests did your vet do to decide what the diagnosis was? I doubt any vet/doctor could look at their patient and say what’s wrong without a blood test or a glucose test of some kind. Before I would inject my dog I would go to another vet for a second opinion. Many years ago I had taken my Irish Setter to a vet because she was limping. He took and ex ray and tried to convince me to amputate her leg. No way….I took her to another vet and then a specialist on his request to find out my dog had a sore leg from jumping off the bed NOTHING MORE. So, I am 100% for a second opinion …..good luck!!!!! We are our dogs advocates….we have to our best to keep them healthy and happy

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  • D says:

    Why aren’t you talking to your vet instead of unqualified strangers on the internet?!
    Go back to your vet, get the medicine, and become educated on how to care for your dog.
    That’s it.
    AGAIN – Instead of saying you’re “scared she will die soon,” why haven’t you opened your mouth and asked these concerns of your VET?!

  • will if u work u will need someone to watch her/him but the thing is that nothing really lasts long and has life 4 ever but if u take care of her and do everything u did with her B4 she had what she has now she will feal fine and like home but DONT change any thing just watch her a little bit more than u use 2

  • Diabetes, although a serious illness, is usually 100% treatable and manageable. Your dog should live a full live providing you are responsible with its medication (that liquid is called insulin). Also be sure and watch for signs of too low of a blood sugar. If the dog gets lethargic, the insulin dose is too high and the dose needs to be adjusted. If that happens, call the vet immediately and ask him/her what to do.