Our dog Chutki was diagnosed with diabetes and very high sugar levels three months ago and has been on very strict diet in terms of both quality and quantity of food that she can have. She is simply not used to this lifestyle although for us improvement is visible and very encouraging.
Whenever we sit down for a meal at the dining table, she comes around visiting each of us begging for food and that simply breaks my heart. Every day and at every meal.
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18 thoughts on “The Most Heart-breaking Thing In My Life Now.”
It must be very perplexing for a dog suddenly having her diet changed and not knowing why, with absolutely no conception of diabetes. I guess she’ll get used to the change eventually.
That is it. Must be totally mystifying for it to having to learn to live in a completely different way than what she is used to.
Conundrum: A shortened happy life? Healthy to the bitter end? Alas a dog, and most humans, don’t get the choice.
On a practical note: Maybe best to put her into another room whilst the family eats.
No, I would rather have her sit next to me and learn that she has got to get used to a new regimen. She has never been quarantined in her life and that would be more heartbreaking than the look on her face at the table.
It is so heartbreaking! I am sorry 😢. They get so sad it is so hard! I am glad you were able to diagnose her; she is so lucky to have you all as her family.
Zoe is now at 45 pounds (she should be closer to 60), and still losing weight despite a great appetite. I hope we have a diagnosis soon… she has the same big eyes as Chutki when we eat…
I have been following her story as well and see many parallels. I can relate just as you can to me.
I had a diabetic cat once and he went mad for food, even went after the dogs’ dishes. Even kibble. It was so difficult managing all the animals’ foods as the dogs loved his diabetic food so we had to feed him on top of the fridge.
It’s not easy but animals entrust their lives to our care. And Chutki is lucky to be in your loving family’s care.
PS I trained my dogs never to beg at table. But one beloved animal, Chelsea, figured out how to make herself look pathetic, by propping herself in the corner of the dining room with her front paws in begging mode.
I have been hearing similar stories from others who read my blog but don’t comment. They too confirm that it is a heartbreaking experience to deprive pets of tidbits.
oh Rummy. this is so heart breaking for sure.
it’s hard enough to control as humans who understand. but not knowing WHY she is suddenly being treated this way.
that alone is what must be so difficult!
just kindness and patience and gentle words will help her the most I guess. diabetes is such a Horrible condition.
bless you All! and especially beloved little Chutki!
Tammy, I have been hearing similar stories from others who read my blog but don’t comment. They too confirm that it is a heartbreaking experience to deprive pets of tidbits.
Indeed doable but heartbreaking nevertheless.
People who have never become close to an animal don’t realize they become family. My heart has broken with many dogs in my life.
That does not surprise me at all.
animals understand but also don’t understand. I suspect Chutki will never understand but if you all can keep her well, that’s the idea…
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The Vet has confirmed that she will never understand and keep on trying her emotional blackmail on us and that we should not succumb.
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