|08-25-2014 10:51 AM|
|holland||Definitely agree with what Jean posted...I have been to Cornell a number of times and they are amazing-I am glad I live relatively close to them -and if its something serious they are a great resource|
|08-25-2014 10:22 AM|
|huntergreen||disagree, any vet can do a blood test and see if the glucose is elevated or not. i would want the test repeated, thats all.|
|08-24-2014 01:15 PM|
Please get a second opinion. Go to the nearest to you veterinary teaching hospital if at all possible, if not, somewhere with a team of board certified internists. That is the most important thing you can do right now and it is very important.
http://www.vet.cornell.edu/hospital/ whenever I've been there, there have always been animals from all over the place - hours and hours away. If I were anywhere within a day's drive, I would call and make an appointment and then have your vet send everything, or get copies and send yourself. They have an excellent endocrinology program from what I understand. http://www.vet.cornell.edu/hospital/services/Companion/ They are also, in the grand scheme of veterinary medicine, reasonably priced. I am not sure if the costs are lower for just NYS residents or if it extends to people from out of state/country, but you get incredible care. I will never forget my mom's face - as a nurse - when she saw the discharge paperwork from my foster dog at the time after heart surgery. She said she'd never seen anything like it, so detailed. It's like an OCD paradise. It might not be the place I would go for some things, but for things like this, I would absolutely recommend. http://www.vet.cornell.edu/hospital/...nion/Internal/
Also - many dog friendly hotels in the area - I have stayed in a few places with 4 dogs with no problems (from the hotel - from the dogs not wanting to potty in a strange place, different story)! http://bestwesternnewyork.com/hotels...ty-inn-ithaca/ is the closest (like out of the parking lot, take a right, take a right, take a left close) but I've never stayed there with a pet.
Thank you for sticking with your dog.
|08-24-2014 04:12 AM|
|RubyTuesday||Carmen is right. You, the breeder, & most importantly, your beloved dog deserve to get a 2nd opinion on this. Frankly, a truly 1st rate vet will also welcome it.|
|08-22-2014 04:44 PM|
you don't grow out of diabetes (?)
glucose can spike with timing of meals, stress, vaccinations ......
get another opinion .
If I were the breeder I would have the dog examined at my expense by the best qualified person for a diagnosis .
Why? Because I need to know accurately what has gone wrong to make wise breeding / management decisions.
|08-22-2014 03:08 PM|
|Winfield||Thanks everyone for your opinions, comments and experience. We have decided to keep our puppy and we have come to an arrangement with the breeder. We are hoping that he may grow out of this condition but if he doesn't we will deal with that. Again it is very rare and our breeder could not have anticipated this. Thanks again and this forum was a big help. It is always difficult when you are dealing with issues that aren't covered by a contract.|
|08-22-2014 01:26 PM|
|my boy diesel||
i would be for getting a 2nd opinion at the very least before anything hasty is decided
you had a number of people indicate that it is unheard of for a puppy to have this disease so quite probably something else is going on
|08-22-2014 12:18 PM|
|middleofnowhere||The breeder may give you a replacement pup and allow you to retain the one you have. Talk to them about it.|
|08-22-2014 08:35 AM|
|08-22-2014 07:22 AM|
|carmspack||did vet rule out Juvenile Renal Disease?|
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