Does your dog have diabetes? Would you like to know how to test safely and easily so that you can test your dog’s blood sugar on a more regular basis? If so, perhaps this vid will help you.
NOTE: clarification on the video. We strive to have Sassy’s Blood Sugar be between 90-150 when she is not eating and 2 hours post-meal. After meals, we test her about 30 minutes after eating and we give her an injection based on what her BS is at that time. We prefer to see her be less than 180-250 within 30 minutes post meal, but regardless we always try to match the amount of insulin we give to her based on what her blood sugar is at the time.
We have other vids on the actual insulin injection technique as well as the insulin we use for her (70/30).
PLEASE TALK TO YOUR VET BEFORE trying anything you see here.
GOOD LUCK AND GOD BLESS you and your dog.
2 thoughts on “Canine Diabetes Blood Glucose Monitoring AT HOME”
Hello! Enjoyed your article very much.When I was a young nurse we used a dipstick to test the urine.So I got some online, for pets, thinking that if put it on the urine on the floor or pad, massive amounts as you know. I might get a reading. Getting a fresh catch while she is voiding is a little hard..
Also paid about $100 for what they call a glucose curve..
I think I’m just venting.
The vet said, half a cup to 3/4 of a cup twice a day and Insulin twice a day.
She’s a chihuahua,Weighed 5 lb when she was diagnosed.Had a huge pot belly.Yes, I’m just venting.The pain I put her through twice a day is excruciating
She was groomed before she was diagnosed,Bad groomerAlmost went down to the bone. Lita is a long hair Chihuahua,, Her hair is not growing back. Any advice would be helpful. And God bless you if you are still helping people in our situation
Thank you so much, Kathee
Very helpful , THANK YOU. SHADOW IS 10 YRS OLD AND HAS GONE BLIND DUE TO DIABETES. I PLAN TO START CHECKING HIS BLOOD GLUCOSE. THE VET HAS NOT BEEN HELPFUL