Nothing is sweeter than a pet with diabetes!
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Pet Diabetes Easy Reference List
Educate yourself. 
You are responsible for the daily care of your pet. 
Diabetes in Pets is NOT a Death Sentence!

Eventually, you must have a thorough enough understanding of diabetes so that you can be confident in managing this 
disease instead of fearing it. If your regular vet is unavailable when a minor question arises, you must have 
the confidence to make a decision based on your understanding of diabetes and how it affects your pet.
 

This Pet Diabetes website is designed to give you quick reference to URL links that may answer many of your questions.

Beginner's Overview:
  http://www.caninediabetes.org/beginners.html*The ultimate beginner's page 
Canine Diabetes:
  http://www.caninediabetes.org* Lots of information on canine diabetes and support groups to join.
  http://www.caninediabetes.org/pdorg/*All the webpages from the former www.petdiabetes.org
  http://www.petdiabetes.com/oldpetdiabetes.html*Previous petdiabetes.com (in case you are looking for a link )
  http://www.bddiabetes.com/us/* Diabetes in Dogs by BD
Cost of having a diabetic pet:
http://www.petdiabetes.com/diabetescost.html
Diabetes Dictionary
http://www.petdiabetes.com/dictionary.html *An explanation of diabetic and medical terms you will hear
Diet/Nutrition:
  http://www.caninediabetes.org/dogfood.html*Both meals and treats by different owners
  http://www.petdiabetes.com/recipes.html*Recipes for home cooking and boughten foods fed by owners of diabetic pets
  http://www.caninediabetes.org/pdorg/home_cooking.htm*Another page of recipes  fed by owners of diabetic pets
  http://nutritiondata.com*Searchable database containing nutrition analysis
   http://carbs-information.com/glycemic-index-food-chart.htm *Not all carbs are created equal. The best carbs are low-glycemic.
  http://www.wholisticanimal.com*Homeopathic and Naturopathic Herbs for dogs – Chinaroad Lowchens of Australia 
  http://www.mycockerspaniel.com/mer.htm *Great calorie calculator
  http://www.geocities.com/jmpeerson/canfood.html *Comparison of  canned cat foods
  http://www.geocities.com/jmpeerson/dryfood.html *Comparison of dry cat foods
  http://www.caninediabetes.org/catrecipes.html *More diabetic cat food choices
  http://maryshouse.us*Treats
  http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Diabetic-Dog-Treats/Detail.aspx*Treats
  http://www.caninediabetes.org/pdorg/treats.htm*Listing of treats by sugar content
  http://www.caninediabetes.org/qualitycatfoods.pdf*PDF files on Cat food by Michael Smith
  http://www.caninediabetes.org/qualitydogfoods.pdf*PDF files on Dog food by Michael Smith
  http://www.dogfoodanalysis.com/dog-food-index-p.html*Information on most commercial dog foods
  http://www.caninediabetes.org/drydogfood.html*Ingredient comparison of Hill's W/D, Purina DCO, Royal Canin Vet Diet
E-mail lists for pet diabetes: Join the pet diabetes email group today!
  http://www.caninediabetes.org/maillists.html *Information on how to join both email groups
  http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/diabetespet/ *Over five hundred members share information
          ******Join both groups. If one is down, then hopefully the other will be up and running
E-mail Members Information:
  http://www.caninediabetes.org/whoami.html *Who am I Emails? A new weekly feature for our members.
  http://www.caninediabetes.org/fam.html *Stories and Pictures submitted by members
  http://www.caninediabetes.org/monthlydigest.html *The new monthly digest for our members
  http://www.caninediabetes.org/cataract.html*Cataract journals by members on what to expect & the cost
  http://petdiabetes.com/insulindoses.html *Results of the Ongoing Insulin Survey for Owners of Diabetic Pets
Feline Diabetes:
http://www.catinfo.org/felinediabetes.htm*Feline Diabetes by Dr. Pierson and diet suggestions
http://www.caninediabetes.org/pdorg/*All the webpages from the former www.petdiabetes.org
http://www.sugarpet.net/ *Extensive UK based site on feline diabetes
http://www.sugarpet.net/reasons.html *Reasons for blood-testing cats at home
http://www.felinediabetes.com*Feline Diabetes by Dr. Price and a feline diabetic messsage board
http://www.sugarcats.com/headquarters.asp*Sugar Cats
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):
http://www.caninediabetes.org/cdfaq.html
http://www.caninediabetes.org/pdorg/faq.htm
How to find a specialist in your area:
http://www.acvim.org/Specialist/Search.aspx *American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Insulin/Syringes:
Insulin Info
http://www.caninediabetes.org/cdinsulin.html*Charts of most insulins with their expected peaking action
http://petdiabetes.com/insulindoses.html *Comparison of 200 pets insulin, weight, dosage
http://www.vetsulin.com/vet/default.aspx*Vetsulin users
http://vetsulin.com/Veterinarian/RapidMetabolism.html*Illustration of peaking curve with Vetsulin
http://www.isletsofhope.com/diabetes/state-law/*Which states need prescriptions for insulin and syringes
http://www.caninediabetes.org/beginners.html *Great section on different kinds of insulins and starting doses
Syringe Info
http://www.caninediabetes.org/u40conversion.html *Syringe conversion - Vetsulin or PZI users to NPH
http://www.caninediabetes.org/pdorg/u40_conv.htm*Syringe conversion - Vetsulin or PZI users to NPH (another url)
http://www.petdiabetes.wikia.com/wiki/syringe*How to inject
http://www.petdiabetes.com/insulinhowto.html*How to inject insulin
http://www.caninediabetes.org/pdorg/insulin.html*Insulin and syringe information
http://www.petdiabetes.com/painful.htm*Tips on how to avoid painful injections
http://www.caninediabetes.org/pdorg/tips.htm*More tips for comfortable injections
http://hocks.com*How to purchase non-prescription syringes
Miracle Cures and Alternative Treatments:
http://www.caninediabetes.org/warning.html
Other Health Issues/Questions:
Antihistamines
http://www.caninediabetes.org/antihistamines.html *Antihistamines doses
Cancer
http://www.caninediabetes.org/pdorg/cancer.htm*Cancer and treatments
Collapsed Trachea
http://www.peteducation.com*Enter "Collapsed Trachea" in the search box
Cushings
http://www.peteducation.com *Enter “Cushing Hereditary/Congenital disorders” in the search box
http://www.caninediabetes.org/kriscushingscorner.html*Kris's Cushing FAQ
http://www.caninediabetes.org/pdorg/cushings.htm*Cushings and diabetes
http://www.io.com/~lolawson/cushings/*Cushings groups to join
Diabetes Insipidus
http://www.caninediabetes.org/pdorg/diabetes_insipidus.htm
Hereditary/Congenital disorders
http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/congenitaldogs/*Group to join
Hyperthyroidism
http://www.caninediabetes.org/pdorg/hyperthyroid.htm*Feline Hyperthyroidism and Diabetes
Hypoglycemia
http://www.petdiabetes.com/hypoglycemia.html*How and when to use Karo syrup
http://www.caninediabetes.org/pdorg/hypoglycemia.htm *Hypoglycemia
Ketoacidosis - DKA
http://www.westlakeanimalhospital.com*Click on   ENCYCLOPEDIA, then   DIABETIC KETOACIDOSIS 
http://www.caninediabetes.org/pdorg/ketoacidosis.htm*Ketoacidosis
Kidney
http://www.peteducation.com*Enter “Kidneys” in the search box 
http://www.petdiabetes.com/kidneydisease.html*Early signs of kidney failure
http://www.caninediabetes.org/pdorg/chronic_renal_failure.htm*Chronic renal failure
Liver
http://www.peteducation.com*Enter "Liver" in the search box
Pancreas & Pancreatitis
http://www.petdiabetes.com/pancreatitis.html*Peteducation.com explanation
http://www.caninediabetes.org/pdorg/pancreatitis.htm*Pancreatitis and Diabetes
Somogyi Phenomenon
http://www.caninediabetes.org/somygi.html *Somogyi Phenomenon
http://www.caninediabetes.org/pdorg/somogyi.htm*Somogyi Phenomenon
http://www.vetsulin.com/Veterinarian/Somogyi.html*For Vetsulin users
UTI - Urinary Tract Infection
http://www.petdiabetes.com/urinarytractinfection.html*Rxcerpts from Carol Levin’s book
http://healthypet.com/library_view.aspx? *Enter "UTI"in the search box
http://www.caninediabetes.org/uti.html*Dr. Jennifer's cranberries and antibiotics for uti
Vaccinations
http://petdiabetes.com/vaccinations.html*Should you vaccinate?
Pet Loss and Prayers:
http://www.petdiabetes.com/prayers.html*Prayer Book and Prayer Guestbook
http://www.petdiabetes.com/stfrancisprayer.html*St. Francis Prayer
http://www.caninediabetes.org/rainbowmain.html *Pet Memorial Poems by Cryssy
http://www.caninediabetes.org/memorials.html *Memorial Pages of Member's Pets
Questions to ask a veterinarian about diabetes mellitus:
http://www.petdiabetes.com/emerg.htm  *Print these questions out and take to your veterinarian
http://www.caninediabetes.org/pdorg/diabetes_questions.htm
Stories and Pictures of those who have submitted them to the website:
http://www.caninediabetes.org/fam.html*Please feel free to send photos and info about your pet!
http://www.caninediabetes.org/memorials.html*Memorial pages of those who have lost pets
Testing Blood
What is a Blood Curve?
http://petdiabetes.com/peteducation.html
What Meter is Recommended?
http://www.caninediabetes.org/bloodmeter.htm *The animal calibrated meter we recommend 
http://www.animaldiabetes.com/meter_comparison* Meter reader comparison
Other Meters
http://www.alphatrakmeter.com/ *AlphaTRAK Blood Glucose Monitoring System for Pets
http://www.abbottanimalhealth.com* Vet Professionals Information on AlphaTRAK Meter
http://www.caninediabetes.org/pdorg/home_bg_testing.htm*Human meter comparisons
7/3/2008 Diabetes Health E-Magazine*An up to date blood glucose meter reference guide
How to graph pet's blood glucose numbers
    http://www.caninediabetes.org/annebginstructions.html 
Tutorials/Pictures for Blood Testing
http://www.caninediabetes.org/blood2.html*Canine Callus blood test
http://www.caninediabetes.org/tuggerblood.html*Canine Carpal pad blood test
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dewclaw*Canine Dewclaw/carpal pad picture
http://www.caninediabetes.org/bloodear.html*Canine Ear blood test
http://www.caninediabetes.org/buffyblood.html*Canine Ear blood test
http://www.petdiabetes.com/bloodlip.html*Canine Lip blood test
http://www.caninediabetes.org/pdorg/outside_lip_stick.htm*Canine Outside of lip blood test
http://www.petdiabetes.com/bloodtail.html*Canine Tail blood test
http://www.caninediabetes.org/pdorg/ear_prick.htm*Cat ear prick
http://www.sugarpet.net/bloodtst.html*Cat ear testing on a different website along with useful tips
http://groups.msn.com/ValleySugarcats/fornewbies2.msnw*More on obtaining blood from a cat's ear
http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Content.plx?P=A&A=605*Video on obtaining blood from a cat's ear
http://www.felinediabetes.com/bg-test.htm*Blood testing a cat from felinediabetes.com
Testing Urine
http://www.petdiabetes.com/urine.htm*How to Urine Test
http://www.caninediabetes.org/pdorg/urine.html*Urine Glucose Testing
http://www.sugarpet.net/urine.html*Urine testing your diabetic cat
Vision
http://www.caninediabetes.org/blinddogs.html*Blind dog tips
http://www.caninediabetes.org/cataract.html*Cataract journals on what to expect & the cost
http://www.acvo.com*Where to find an ophthalmologist in your area 
http://www.caninediabetes.org/pdorg/cataract.htm*Cataracts and dry eye
http://www.petdiabetes.com/catar.html*What is a cataract? by Michael Zigler DVM, Cert.V.Ophthal
http://www.petdiabetes.com/pecataracts.html*Cataracts by www.peteducation.com
What's New?
http://www.caninediabetes.org/whatsnew.html*New Pages on the Three Websites

If you know of a URL that you think should be added to this reference list, please send an email to Bonnie or Judy
Judy's Email: queenie@mnsi.net
Bonnie's Email: biovine@comcast.net
All urls submitted to us will be researched by us before being added to the website

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Judy Dick started this website www.petdiabetes.com in May of 1997 because her Canine Queenie was diagnosed with diabetes mellitus!

Advice given is based on personal experience and is not a substitute for veterinary care. 
Take your pet to the vet and/or consult with your vet before acting on anyone’s advice. 
Find a vet you can work with since diabetes is a complicated disease.

Diabetic Pets Around the World 
Unite In a Common Goal 
To let the world know that Diabetes in Pets is Treatable! 
This Website is Dedicated to that Cause! 

Page added in July of 2008

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