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Ask you pharmacist for a pharmaceutical "eye dropper". It is about twice the size of an eye dropper. If the dog is conscious, feed it with some dog food covered with caro syrup or sugar water. If unable to eat or unconscious in a seizure, dissolve 3 sugar cubes or equivalent amount of granulated sugar in about an ounce or 2 of water in a small glass. It only takes about 15 seconds to dissolve it by stirring with a spoon. Force feed 1/2 dropper at a time slowly so it can swallow it w/o choking. If the jaws are locked shut, lubricate the dropper with hand lotion, etc and inject into the dog's rear end. A larger dog may require more than one or two ounces. Unlike human diabetics, insulin shock can easily kill a pet from everything I've read so you've got to act fast. Keep the dropper, sugar, lotion, small glass and caro syrup together in one place where you can easily find it. I'm not a vet so you might want to ask your vet about this method. All I know is that it works great. Applying caro syrup to the gums with your fingers also works but can be dangerous if a seizure occurs and the dog bites down on your fingers.


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StephenLS Dog insulin shock home treatment 1 Oct 2 2008, 9:54 AM EDT by StephenLS
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We saved our 20 lb diabetic "Benji" dog terrier very easily thanks to a simple tool. Ask you pharmacist for a pharmaceutical "eye dropper". It is about twice the size of an eye dropper. If the dog is conscious, feed it with some dog food covered with caro syrup or sugar water. If unable to eat or unconscious in a seizure, dissolve 3 sugar cubes or equivalent amount of granulated sugar in about an ounce or 2 of water in a small glass. It only takes about 15 seconds to dissolve it by stirring with a spoon. Force feed 1/2 dropper at a time slowly so it can swallow it w/o choking. If the jaws are locked shut, lubricate the dropper with hand lotion, etc and inject into the dog's rear end. A larger dog may require more than one or two ounces. Our dog was in a full hypoglycemic (low blood sugar) insulin shock seizure and this treatment worked great. She was out of the seizure in about 2-3 minutes and was fine. Unlike human diabetics, insulin shock can easily kill a pet from everything I've read so you've got to act fast. Keep the dropper, sugar, lotion, small glass and caro syrup together in one place where you can easily find it. I'm not a vet so you might want to ask your vet about this method. All I know is that it works great. Applying caro syrup to the gums with your fingers also works but can be dangerous if a seizure occurs and the dog bites down on your fingers.
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PetHealthFocus Your Diabetic Dog - yes, you can deal with your pet's diabetes 0 Apr 18 2008, 10:23 AM EDT by PetHealthFocus
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Article by Amy Casey

Diabetes mellitus is one of the most common hormonal disorders in dogs. Statistics show that one in 400 dogs develop diabetes. So you and your diabetic dog are not alone - many other pet owners are helping their dogs stay healthy and live normal lives with this disease.

For the rest of the article, see <a href="http://www.pethealthfocus.com/articles/topic/show?id=917805%3ATopic%3A1933">Canine Diabetes</a> by Amy Casey
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