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Has anyone ever had a puppy with diabetes?

Bailey is only 7 months old and is going in to the vet tomorrow to get tested for diabetes. Has anyone ever experienced a puppy with diabetes that can give me advice or words of encouragement? We are very scared that she will have to live with it for her entire life. She is not overweight.

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  • Rebecca LandonRebecca Landon Posts: 5,368Member
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    Bailey is so beautiful! Bam-Bam just turned 7 months old today, so I'm a proud mommy. Onto your question, I don't know much about it, but from my understanding it is manageable. Maybe under the search, enter diabetes and click Search Forums. There is probably lots of information about feeding, treatments, etc for diabetic dogs! Good luck!
  • angie johnsonangie johnson WildomarPosts: 159Member
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    I personally have never had a dog with diabetes.Though a friend of mine has a Border Collie that was diagnosed with it, as a pup. She was fine, just had to have medication and a special diet. It was really nothing major, and the dog is living a normal life except the meds she gets everyday. I am sure Bailey will be just fine. Try not to worry about it to much. Usually it is a lifetime thing, but not something that has to alter the type of life they have. Good luck. Bailey is adorable.
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