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  1. mmpayne1125

    mmpayne1125 New Member

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    Hi, my almost 11yo girl Ivana was diagnosed as diabetic about 1-1/2 weeks ago. I have switched her to Friskies pate and have been home testing or at least trying to. She has begun to run and hide when she sees us coming. We have tried giving her food while we do the testing and she had no interest at all. We always give her lots of hugs, pets, kisses and the “Jackson Galaxy closed eyes I’m your friend look” when we are doing the testing. She has never liked to be held and we’ve never forced her to be held. Thankfully, she has not hissed, growled, scratched or anything like that. She will tolerate it while trying to bury her head and folding her ear down. We just can’t get close to her now, so we cannot check her BG levels. The vet wanted to change her diet before starting insulin which we both felt was a good idea. Her levels have come down but there are a few times it is over 300. We know that there are times she gets into the dogfood which I am sure is not at all low carb as 3 of the first 4 ingredients are potatoes. Yes I will be changing his food too. We are trying toremember to pick the dog food up after he has had a chance to eat. But we sometimes forget as we have always free-fed both and have had noissues with either over eating and becoming overweight. Anyway, does anyone have any suggestions.
     
  2. mary hornbeck

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    Hi, my cat was diagnosed a year and a half ago. My suggestion is to close all and any doors so there is less hiding places. I know with once he gets under the bed game over. I have tried dehydrated chicken to entice him. It’s tough when our buddies aren’t a fan of holding. Maybe wrap her in a towel so she feels more safe. Good luck and it will get easier. It’s just a matter of figuring out what works best for your situation. Maybe feed at different times for the cat and dog?
     
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    tiffmaxee Well-Known Member

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    If you can find a treat she really likes and only give it after tests that might help. Max was easy to test but hid after fluids. Once he got his special treat after fluids he would wait by the door for his treat. I got risers to put under the bed so I could get under when my other cat got sick.

    I’ve read there are feeders that come with something you can put on your dog’s collar so that only he can open the feeder. Hope someone who uses one will reply.
     
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    Where do you get your dehydrated chicken?
     
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    I order dehydrated chicken from chewy.com. Local pet stores have it to, it is in the dog treat isle. Pure bites is another one that others have used on this forum. The dehydrated chicken comes in a white plastic tub
     
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    tiffmaxee Well-Known Member

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    I used freeze dried chicken and turkey for pokes. The special treat was Feline Natural lamb and chicken. He was wild about it.

    At first I was buying human freeze dried but the cans were big. I just bought Vital Essentials at the pet food store and my young ones like it.
     
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    The label says Stewart pro treat, 100% chicken breast treats for dogs. The tub is 11.5 oz, my cat never turns these down
     
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