Recently, the Little Dog was diagnosed with Cushing’s Disease. We put him on his meds and he began to show signs of improvement.
Then he lost 2.5 lbs in about two weeks, which is a massive drop when you only weigh 15 lbs. He was listless and his energy had taken a nose dive. We thought he was dying. I made an appointment with his Vet and we discussed his symptoms.
These were: A return to drinking gallons of water and having to pee A LOT, also, lethargy, massive weight loss, and this was very weird ~ his breath smelled like contact cement or nail polish remover. (No he didn’t have access to any such thing!!!)
The Vet grabbed a test strip put a drop of urine on it and we watched it almost instantly turn brown.
Diagnosis? Diabetes. Apparently, this is also brought about by his Cushing’s disease. His blood sugar was in the 600 range!
He has only been on insulin for two days now, but he has begun to want to play and interact with us again. 😀
That said, it is a bit hard to stick my little dog with a needle two times a day, but then, I guess we’ll both get used to it in time.
Even with a party glass to try to take the ugly off, well, diabetes is just not pretty, now is it?
- How to Know if a Dog has Diabetes (expertspages.com)