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Allergies

Suggested app: The Reactine Pollen Forecast


Arthritis


Blindness (support and tips for living with a blind pet)


Cushings

  • Vetoryl (the ideal medication for treating pituitary dependent hyperadrenocorticism)


Diabetes Mellitus

Here is a good video demonstrating how to give a dog an injection.

3 key points not mentioned in this video:

  1. Make sure your pet has eaten just before giving the injection.
  2. Insert the needle with the bevel facing up.
  3. As you become more comfortable giving the injections, vary the location to reduce the formation of scar tissue which could otherwise interfere with absorption of the insulin. For simplicity, give the morning dose on one side of the body and the evening dose on the other, and work your way from neck area to lower back from then beginning of the week to the end of the week. 


Kidney Disease

Here is a good video on how to get comfortable giving your cat fluids at home.

3 little details to remember:

  1. Warm the fluids to body temperature.
  2. Insert the needle with the bevel facing up.
  3. Do this at a time when both your and the cat are relaxed. 


Lyme Disease

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