Recently I stumbled across several web sites and articles while looking up information about a few things that made me stop and question where the author got their information or how they came to say what they were saying. Some were misleading, others didn’t have full understanding, and a few were wrong. Either way, I just want to take a moment to remind every one to do your own research and talk to your vet or several vets before making any changes with your dog, if your vet isn’t going to be helpful, find a vet who will be. I can’t stress this enough. I will be the first to say I don’t know every thing when it comes to dog diabetes. This blog is a learning process. And I hope if you find some thing on here that you question, please take a moment to comment and question me. I’m here to share my experience and knowledge AND to learn from your experience and knowledge.
When I first found out Bender had diabetes. I turned to the internet for help. I wanted to see what others were doing and how they managed a dog with diabetes. I was quickly disappointed but not surprised by how little people knew about basic dog care, let alone canine diabetes. I found people doing things I couldn’t believe. Although not common knowledge but two minutes of research would definitely clear up any question. Such as feeding their dog poisonous food, like garlic or onions. Or giving their dog dairy products.
For every thing I give Bender or any change I do. I take the time to look into, question it, and understand it. I do this because I want to know what to expect but also because there is a ton of bad, flat out wrong, misleading, or mostly incorrect information out there. Not just about diabetes, but any subject. That is the way of the internet. The key is to do quality research, question the information, and understand it.
So please do your own research and talk to your vet before making any changes with your dog, if your vet isn’t going to be helpful, find a vet who will be. I can’t stress this enough.