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Hello to All

Rusticradio
July 29th, 2008, 12:12 PM
My name is Larry and my 10 year old Miniature Pinscher is Princess. We are from Bangor, Maine.

I just found out, last week, that she is diabetic and has cataracts, she is now 90% blind.

If anyone has any words on the subject please let me know.

Thank you, Larry

14+kitties
July 29th, 2008, 12:50 PM
Sorry I can't be of any help. Just wanted to say welcome. I am sure someone will come along with some knowledge on this subject.

sugarcatmom
July 29th, 2008, 01:24 PM
Hi Larry, and welcome to the board. Sorry to hear about Princess's diabetes. I don't have experience with canine diabetes, but I do have a ton of knowledge on the feline version. Have you started giving her insulin?

Here are some links for you to check out:
http://www.caninediabetes.org/
http://petdiabetes.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page
http://www.petdiabetes.net/

Rusticradio
July 29th, 2008, 02:30 PM
Hi 14+kittie,

Thank you for the welcome.

Thats what we are hoping for is knowledge and help.

Larry

Rusticradio
July 29th, 2008, 02:37 PM
Hi sugarcatmom,

Thanks for the reply.

I think that feline cataracts must be close to the same as canine.

As for the links you sent me I'll check them out now.

Thank you, Larry

Rusticradio
July 29th, 2008, 02:48 PM
Yes sugarcatmom I have started her on insulin. I not sure of the markings on the needle, but I draw three lines down from the top. I give it to her every twelve hours.

Thanks, Larry

sugarcatmom
July 29th, 2008, 05:18 PM
I think that feline cataracts must be close to the same as canine.


Actually, cats rarely get cataracts as a result of diabetes, whereas unfortunately it's a fairly common occurrence with dogs. Even though my cat has been diabetic for over 5 years, his vision is perfectly fine.

Here is some info for you on canine cataracts as they relate to diabetes:
http://www.animaleyecare.net/diseases/CataractsBlindenssDiabeticDogs.htm
http://www.bddiabetes.com/us/main.aspx?cat=1&id=2975

You might want to get a referral to a veterinary opthamologist on this issue. As for the Nu-Eyes drops, I'm not familiar with them but the old adage "if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is" might be applicable. You'd think that if curing cataracts was as simple as putting in some eye-drops, then why is surgery still the norm? You could always ask the opthamologist about them.

Rusticradio
July 29th, 2008, 08:58 PM
Hi sugarcatmom,

I know what you mean "if it". Thats why I was trying to see if anyone had heard of them. They are not cheap around $150 a month with about six months before seeing results.

I will check out the links you sent me.

Again, Thank you very much, Larry

hazelrunpack
July 30th, 2008, 12:48 AM
I'm sorry to hear about Princess, rusticradio. :grouphug: I have no advice for you, but I do want to welcome you and Princess to the board...

Rusticradio
July 30th, 2008, 06:48 AM
Hi hazelrunpack,

Thank you for taking the time to read our post and to say hi.

Larry

allymack
July 30th, 2008, 09:20 PM
Hey, welcome to pets.ca

i'm sorry to hear about princess, hopefully you will able to manage her diabetes without too much trouble.