I know that this may sound weird, but I started getting concerned with my German Shepherd’s knees. They were “balding”, for lack of a better term, then scabbing, and lastly oozing a puss like liquid. I took him to the vet, who told me to put Veteracin on it. I thought it was making it better within three days, but after a week, it started getting worse. Took him to the vet again. This time the vet prescribed Flagyl. The Flagyl seemed to work for a small while, but then he started getting liquid stools- LIQUID! Seems like it just went downhill from there. He started biting his paws, biting his knees until they bled. He lost weight and to my despair started throwing up. The vet said he could have created a resistance to the antibiotics, so he put him on a stronger antibiotic. Diarrhea got worse. He put him on Science Diet i/d. The poor guy was miserable and wouldn’t eat. That’s when I remembered that one of my neighbors is an animal nutritionist, so I took him in for a consultation. After explaining the initial symptoms, Giulio Ferrari (the nutritionist) told me it sounded like high blood sugar, and thought that Kai may be borderline diabetic! I was puzzled because the vet never said anything to that extent. I got the blood panels, and lo and behold his sugar was just 1 point below what would be considered high (120)! Why has the vet never said anything about that?! Well, long story short, I stopped everything I was doing (Giulio just told me to finish the full treatment of antibiotics so he wouldn’t create a resistance, which was just 2 more days). He put Kai on Legacy by Horizon, which uses red lentils and is the lowest glycemic index in the industry, and can be found at The Paw Depot (they deliver for free, which is always a bonus). He also put Kai on a can of Fruitables pumpkin and on a heavy dose of probiotics. For starters, I had never seen Kai eating that happily! It’s been three months, and Kai has recouped 5 whole pounds! His sugar levels are down to 80, and he is happy as a puppy. Even stopped shedding. The knee continued bald until last month (no scabs at lest), and Mr. Ferrari (or would it be Dr.?) gave him a topical medicine called Dr. Rose’s remedies, which smells so good I wanted to use it as aftershave!, and now finally the hairs are growing back. Anyone ever have a high blood sugar diagnosis? Makes me kind of resent vets. All I know is now whatever Giulio sais is a law for us!