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Discussion in 'General Topics' started by JAMES CALDERWOOD, Nov 27, 2016.

  1. Joe DiGiorgio O.D.

    Joe DiGiorgio O.D. ODwire.org Supporting Member

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    I presume you have him on a diet and exercise regimen if possible in his health.
     
  2. Lloyd Pate

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    He was not over weight. He got pancreatitis and that damaged his beta cells and kicked him into type 1 diabetes. It also damaged my bank account.

    He is still very active and likes playing. Right now he is in the chair laying beside me.
     
  3. Joe DiGiorgio O.D.

    Joe DiGiorgio O.D. ODwire.org Supporting Member

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    Got it. We took our pooch to a canine cardiologist. It was worth a shot. They helped her out a couple of times, but eventually she lost the battle to kidney failure.
     
  4. Lloyd Pate

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    I am scared of diabetic complications, so I walk the tightrope with hypoglycemia.
     
  5. Craig Steinberg OD JD

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    I spent $6,000 on my cat when she was initially diagnosed. She needed a blood transfusion, etc. Had no idea her lethargy was a diabetic crisis. But that was about 5 years ago and she did okay. But, damage was done.
     
  6. Craig Steinberg OD JD

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    I was giving my cat 2.5u bid. Lantus. Expensive. About $275/bottle.
     
  7. Lloyd Pate

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    That is about what I pay for my insulin.
     
  8. Lloyd Pate

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    That is about what I pay for my insulin.
     
  9. Tom Vaxmonsky OD

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    Here you go, subsidized by your neighbors from the north:
    https://www.canadianinsulin.com/buy_lantus_vials/

    Lantus (Insulin Glargine) 100IU/ML
    QTY BRAND TYPE PRICE COST PER UNIT
    1 Insulin Lantus (Insulin Glargine) 100IU/ML $141.00 $141.00
    2 Insulin Lantus (Insulin Glargine) 100IU/ML $209.16 $104.58
    3 Insulin Lantus (Insulin Glargine) 100IU/ML $298.02 $99.34

    Now Craig, you can get out there and golf a bit more and Lloyd can buy some amniotic membranes to give away....thank you JB, etal.(now Lloyd will not do it)
     
  10. Jenifer Ambler

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    My daughter took a centerfold spread of my granddog... IMG_1481991790.578697.jpg


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  11. Lloyd Pate

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    He is asleep beside me now.
     
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    My cute best friend "Icky",.... after drinking a beer with me.

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    Kidding. Just joshin' ya'll.
     
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    Thankfully this is just something I found on the internet but it's pretty funny;

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  17. Joe DiGiorgio O.D.

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    Yikes!
     
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  19. Larry Bickford O.D.

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    I'll bite! :eek:

    Our dog and cat have free access to the forest in the backyard. A pet door. One day, Daisy Mae, the Goldendoodle, brings into the house a big stick (oak tree branch)earlier that day.

    So when I noticed that, said to her: "That's an outdoor toy." That usually elicits an "ok, I'll bring it outside." Not this time. She picks it up and drops it at my feet. "No, Daisy, bring the stick outside," and I help her by pointing to the pet door." She picks it up and drops it at my feet. "No, Daisy, that's an outside toy" and I bring her to pet door, stick in mouth. We get to the door and she drops it my feet.

    The next step is for me to take the stick, push it through the pet door. and demonstrate how it's done. But no can do. The door is stuck, blocked from opening from the outside. Apparently she knew that all along and didn't tell me. Who's the dummy here?

    She is uncanny smart. She has a toy box with a blue ball, bone-shaped cotton/wooly squishy toy and a red Kong ball with ribbons. I can ask for: the blue ball, squishy, or red toy and she will fetch the correct item. So one day I ask her to bring to me the red toy. She brings the blue ball, I ask again. She brings squishy. I ask again. She barks. The red toy is nowhere to be found. Turns out it's in the bedroom behind closed doors. She tried.

    She is outside and off leash, sitting patiently waiting for me. I look at her, ask her to "come here" and she starts to walk over, stops, sits down and looks across the street. I ask again. She ignores me, again looking across the street. Her boyfriend, Ollie, lives at the house across the street, but he's not there. I'm getting annoyed and ask her more sternly to come to me. She takes three steps, looks me right in the eye and then bolts across the street, to meet Ollie who has just been let out of the house. She knew.

    daisy mae.jpg daisy mae, unclipped version. needs a haircut. every two weeks.
     
  20. Larry Bickford O.D.

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    OH.....we have a family of skunks (not to mention other critters) in the backyard. Daisy gets along with them just fine. She like to follow then about 10 feet behind. Skunk stops, turns around to check on her, then resumes his/her journey. Daisy follows. This goes on until Daisy gets bored. Once in a while Daisy gets too close. Skunk raises tail. Daisy lies down. Skunk continues on. Never got sprayed, but e have "skunk off!" just in case.