I am glad to report that Zeke is doing well with his diabetes. With the last batch of Vetsulin that I purchased through the Critical Need Program I had to increase his Vetsulin dosage to 15. When I check his urine with the Bayer diastix he measures at exactly the middle of the stick when it is time for his next injection so for Zeke this is perfect. Whenever I start a new vial of Vetsulin I am always careful about giving Zeke more than the 14 units that his veterinarian prescribes. It takes me a few days to a week to get the right dose and then after another week or two that vial is empty and I start the process all over again. This is because of the strength of the Vetsulin being inconsistent which is the reason that the FDA banned Vetsulin from being sold in the US in November of 2009. Fortunately they have allowed it again only for diabetic dogs who cannot be regulated with any other type of insulin.
So with all of the animals healthy I have started my Christmas shopping and of course that includes presents for both of the dogs and the cat. Our other dog is 13 and 1/2 year old Baile. He is a Rottweiler Doberman mix and other than some arthritis he has no health problems. I was doing some online shopping the other day and came across some great pet beds and pet toys at become.com. I was also looking at new pet carriers for our cat. After a while I got confused by all of the choices and decided to save the task for another day.