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Koi Health & Disease: Everything You Need To Know 2nd Edition
A lot of experience is in this book and keeping it simple is important. Buy on Amazon

NOTE: The "Sporn Halter" I'm always talking about....(Link)

NOTE: Do not give PORK bones. Please.

NOTE: Your dog WILL NOT STARVE when you feed dry dog food offered dry.

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Diabetes and Insulin:

Doggo is starting insulin today
We're giving X UNITS in the morning and X UNITS in the evening.

FEED the pet
After the pet eats something

Roll the insulin bottle back and forth to mix up the insulin. Gentle.
Turn the insulin upside down
Insert the needle into the insulin and draw up 3x as much as you need.
You should see a tiny 'bubble' in the syringe with the insulin.
Push the insulin BACK INTO THE BOTTLE to expel that bubble
Push the plunger in, until the proper units are found on the side of the syringe.
Withdraw the needle and insert the needle under the dog's skin. You may need to control their head in case they wanna bite you.
You can stick the needle under the skin if the needle is REALLY short, or you can just pick up a inch of skin and insert the needle into the END of the drift of skin.
If you smell insulin, you may have missed.

If they don't eat - give 1/2 dose of insulin.
If they don't ear AGAIN - don't give insulin and reach a Vet.

If the dog seems to have glassy eyes, acts lethargic or drunk - seems disoriented, that's a LOW SUGAR and you should put some honey in the mouth. That can just be in the cheek pouch.

Do NOT change your dog's insulin dose. Not without talking to me.

Doc Johnson

You should further 'search' this site for more information because there are also downloads, explainers and even videos on diabetes I've done.

BH Supplies Insulin Syringes U-100 31G 1ml/cc 5/16" (8mm) Pack of 100 Pcs

These are my favorite because they're made for U-100 insulin, they are only 0.3 cc in volume, they use a thin short needle and there's a hundred of them. Legal for sale without script in Georgia and many other states. Insulin Syringes with needle.

Blood Glucose Monitor Kit - Diabetes Testing Kit with 1 Glucometer, 100 Blood Sugar Test Strips, 1 Lancing Device, 100 Lancets, Travel Case

This kit will serve you well except you should bring your dog in when you get it so we can calibrate your tests to "dog values" (a 'correction factor' if one is needed) Note: MOST customers do NOT measure glucose at home and still have glucose curves run here.

Something else I found for my dog "Ajax" that's cool:

Sporn Dog Halter STOPS "pulling and tugging" NOW. (Link)

This is what I use now, with my dog Ajax. I used to use the Gentle Leader, but I didn't like including his face in the thing. Now, this just goes around his chest and he DOES NOT PULL ANY MORE. It's great! Amazon.com has it.

You can buy a fat bundle of 'wet wipes' with Cetaphil and I'd recommend it. They're great for cleaning healing wounds, dirty ears, cleansing around some eyes, under-tails, surgery sites, sores.

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