Saturday, May 9, 2009
project 365 - day 133
For awhile now, Jasper has been slowing down, losing weight, and he started peeing everywhere. Hmmm...this seems vaguely familiar. Spike went through much the same thing right before he got diagnosed with diabetes. Yep, Jasper is following in Spike's itty bitty footsteps and is now also an insulin dependent dog. Hence the rather large sharps container that is now taking up a giant portion of the dog supplies cabinet. Frankly I was hoping for the diabetes diagnosis when he started acting off, because at least we've done that before, we know what we're doing with it, and it's fairly easy to treat. Assuming you don't mind giving a big dog a needle twice a day for the rest of his life. Which is more difficult with Jasper than it was with Spike because Jazz's fur tends to get in the way, and also because Jazz doesn't have near the amount of neck roll to grab onto that Spike did. But we're making do, and he seems to be responding very well to treatment so far. With any luck, my days of mopping the floor every single night are nearing a close!