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Caissie Canine Instruction: Diabetes in Dogs

We begin the week’s “RUFF TAILS” featuring a beautiful Labradoodle named Loki.

Hi everyone, I am now 8 months old. As you can see, I love to play and hang out with my human family.

My mom and dad say I am a loving, caring and loyal family member. They forgot handsome as well. HEE! HEE!

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K9 Corner with Paul Caissie


It is my goal to ensure all our clients receive great value in dog training. Our training sessions are provided with many different training techniques to practice with your canine daily.

When clients practice their training techniques, in between sessions, there should be some improvement with your canine. When this is accomplished, we will be ready to move forward with the next training session. Training is a process that does take time to develop improved behaviour and obedience.

It is incumbent for the human clients to take every opportunity to train with their canine in their home environment and neighbourhood. This can be accomplished in short sessions, spending only a few seconds to practice a command. If you do this everyday consistently your K9 will eventually respond in quick order.

When I work with my on-going clients it will be apparent to me if you did not do, or had the time, to do any training.

I recommend, if you would like to get the most value out of your cost invested training, be prepared to do your “homework”. You will find this time spent with your canine will be fun and rewarding for both of you.

When you have direct engagement with your K9, you are providing the leadership they deserve and continuing to increase your pack bond.

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Welcome to Doggie Dialogue

Diabetes in dogs cannot be cured but can be managed very successfully. “Sugar Diabetes” is the type of diabetes most often seen in dogs. This is a metabolism disorder.

In dogs, diabetes will occur in two forms:

1. Insulin Deficiency: your dog’s body is not producing enough insulin

Dogs with this type of diabetes will need daily shots to replace the missing insulin.

2. Insulin-resistance: this is when your dog’s body isn’t utilizing the insulin as it should

The negative effects, as the excessive sugar builds up in the dog’s bloodstream, the dog’s body cells that need sugar can not access it. Organ and muscle cells are deprived of the glucose “fuel” dogs need for energy.

High sugar levels damage many organs, such as kidneys, eyes, and heart.

Early signs of diabetes in dogs are excessive thirst, and increased urination. Even “accidents” in the house. Dogs may lose weight and have a lack of energy.

Most vets will test for excessive sugar levels in your canine’s blood and urine. Most veterinarians will recommend a special type of diet and your dog may need daily shots of insulin under the skin, depending on the results.

Your veterinarian will be of great assistance to you and your canine, until you have the best treatment plan, with the right combination of medication, dosage, and diet.

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