Hi there lovely sitters; I could do with some advice. Am on this sit until end of November looking after a 16 year old female dachshund with diabetes. In my first week the sugar level was very high so I went and saw the vet who said they have not given you an easy task to look after a chronic diabetic dog! I have to admit when I saw the dog the first time I was shocked as she is just skin and bones, and because she is blind and having a really bad hip she is just shuffling along the floor and bumping her head into walls and furniture. It breaks my heart! The sugar levels are up and down and I can’t seem to get it into normal range.
Now she developed diarrhoea and this morning I even found blood in her stool! The owner just told me don’t worry, that happened before, just do your best! It makes me feel very very uncomfortable and I am super stressed.
Have you had a situation like this before? Did you listen to what the owner advises or did you take a sick pet to the vet anyway? Should I call the TH vet line to get some advise? I get a feeling they don’t want me to go to the vet as she might have advised them before that the best option would be to put the dog to sleep. I just want to make sure I keep her alive for the next two months… This is all so sad…
Thanks for your thoughts,