Make Him Exercise More
When healthier and more muscled your dog is, less insulin he will need. He doesn't have to become an athletic; it's enough with small doses of exercise. For example, it's enough with two daily walks of 20 minutes each always that you maintain them constant. Don't let him be lazy during the week and then on weekends drive him crazy walking. Long periods of inactivity followed by sudden efforts can cause the levels of sugar to descend, this is known as hypoglycemia.
If you are planning to do an excursion in which the dog is going to do more exercise, take some extrafor him. This way you can attend your dog before the sugar drops. Tell your veterinary if the amount of exercise your dog does has increased or diminished. In a significant way. You made need to vary the amount of insulin to adapt to the changes.
Control your Dog's Weight: The more your dog weighs, the more insulin his body will need weight him each couple of weeks and call the veterinary if he gains or looses weight. Fortunately, the diet rich in fibers and low in fats recommended for diabeticwill help him loose weight.
Observe The Amount Of Water He Drinks: Dogs that are in insulin drink a normal amount of water. However, the ones who suffer an controlled diabetes drink a lot, due that this is the way the body has to dilute big amounts of glucose in the blood. If suddenly your dog drinks more water than usual, there is much possibility that you will have to change the medication, for which you will have to call the veterinary immediately.
Encourage Him To Urinate More Frequently: Diabetichave lots of sugar in its urine, which makes it easy for the developing of bacteria in the bladder and the adoption of infections. If you encourage him to urinate more frequently, it will be harder for bacteria to accumulate in the urinary tract and the risk of infection will reduce. The signs of an infection on the urinary tract are the pain when urinating, blood in the urine and licking its genitals frequently. If you detect some of these symptoms, be cautions and call the veterinary.
Memorize His Medication: Apply the insulin always at the same hours. To be more secure, it is more convenient to memorize (and write) the type and amount of insulin he takes and at what times to apply them. If you loose his medicine or if there is an emergency and you have to take him to another veterinary. This information will make easier his work. It is also a good idea to put on the collar a plate in which you indicate that he is diabetic and that he takes insulin.
Trick: Have always at hand a pot of honey. If you think that the levels of sugar in your dog are descending too much, put some honey in his mouth to make him feel better. Then take him to the veterinary to see if he is okay.
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