Hello, friends! Sorry we're late to post yet again. The short story is that there were some technical difficulties. What's new? The long story is that our neighborhood is finally getting internet upgrades. Finally. They were even running new wires in our back yard the other day, much to pup Astrid's chagrin. But apparently getting internet upgrades means that sometimes your internet just up and takes a hike. And since I waited until last minute to top off this post, I yet again had to wait for a break while at work to finish it, since at least the internet is currently functioning at my workplace. Okay, enough rambling, don't you think?
Are you ready for the Friendly Fill-Ins challenge? Feel free to join in on the fun! My co-host Ellen of 15andmeowing came up with the first two fill-in statements, and I came up with the second two.
1. I have a _________ on my _________.
(If I could ask my cats what's wrong when they don't feel well, or just have a discussion with them, that would be amazing.)
Today's Pet Diabetes Awareness Month tip is to make sure you understand the factors that can affect blood glucose, especially if your furbaby has diabetes. For example, as you certainly know, food intake largely affects blood glucose levels. If your furbaby has a decreased appetite and is not eating, administering insulin can potentially lead to hypoglycemia. This is because an animal gets glucose from their food. If your furbaby is not eating and is therefore not taking in food as a source of glucose, then administering insulin, which lowers blood glucose, can lead to even lower levels of glucose. So, be sure to discuss all such factors with your veterinarian, and be sure to hold off on administering insulin if your furbaby is not eating so that hypoglycemia does not result. At the same time, also be aware of other factors that could potentially affect a diabetic cat or dog's blood glucose levels, such as vomiting and diarrhea, or even dental or other issues. Again, discuss any such concerns with your veterinarian as needed.