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Hi. I am Dr. Acor and this is my dog Ajax. Ajax is a Rottweiler, 8 years old. Ajax developed diabetes mellitus recently so he is also my patient.
Ajax has been trained as a mobility assistance dog since he was a puppy and is very obedient. It was common for me to just tell him “paw” and he would put his paw on my knee and let me draw blood for tests without any objection. However, when it was necessary to draw blood every two hours for 24 hours and afterward several times a day to adjust his insulin dose and frequency, he began to object.
When I found Vet-Tab I began to monitor his glucose with the saliva test. I also saw management of the diabetic patient from the pet owner’s point of view.
I graduated from the University of Georgia in 1966 – yep, that’s over 50 years as a veterinarian. I spent over 20 years in clinical medicine and then worked for a well-known pet food company as well as teaching nutrition to veterinary technician students. Although I am not a Board Certified Veterinary Nutritionist, I am knowledgeable about practical nutrition especially for management of disease conditions including diabetes and obesity.
In discussions with the technical staff at Vet-Tab, I learned that pet owners had many questions about management of their pet with diabetes especially concerning nutrition. So we decided that it would be helpful to have a list of Frequently Asked Questions on the Vet-Tab website for reference by the pet owner. Also, I will be available for appointments by telephone, chat, or email for additional questions. I am not replacing your regular veterinarian and encourage you to maintain a good relationship with him/her/them for support.
When indicated, I will give you websites for additional information that is reliable. As you know, not everything on the Internet is true and there is much misleading information about nutrition and supplements.
Also, I will be available for appointments by telephone, chat, or email for additional questions."
I am here to help you with questions about your pet's nutrition. Please tap the Ask Dr. Acor to set an appointment by telephone, chat, or email. The first 20 minute consultation is free!