Posted by: Anonymous | 2009/06/13



My precious companion animal passed away.She was a daschund - she had diabetes and I knew her sugar was low but had no idea her condition would worsen so rapidly and claim her life overnight.

She was weak and stumbled around last night - drank water but kept bringing it up and when I woke this morning to find that she' d passed on, i saw she had brought up a very dark liquid that didn' t look like blood. Do you perhaps know what this was? In your opinion was it the diabetes that took her fragile life?

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Dear Anon

The dark liquid is often digested blood.

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Posted by: Chill | 2009/06/14

I' m sorry about your dog - you must be feeling pretty devastated.

Diabetes is not something one can ignore and hope it goes away. A diabetic coma - ie when the blood sugar drops too low - is often fatal if not addressed quickly - this applies to humans as well.

I have no idea what exactly happened to your dog - maybe the vet will be able to tell you. But it does serve as a warning to others, both for their pets and themselves and families, to take diabetes seriously!

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