Insulin Use In Pet Cats And Dogs

Just like in humans, insulin is the most commonly used drug to treat diabetes in cats and dogs. It is administered by injection and has its risks. However, the advantages far outweigh the risks, for without insulin, many cats and dogs suffering from diabetes can suffer from serious and even fatal complications. 

Insulin for veterinary use is available in suspension formula that needs to be refrigerated for storage. Take note that insulin must not be frozen when stored inside the refrigerator. Leaving it at room temperature for prolonged periods can render it useless and non-effective. You should talk to your New Orleans, LA veterinarian if your pet’s insulin has accidentally been frozen or left outside the refrigerator for more than an hour. One problem that is associated with insulin administration by pet owners is overdose. This can occur when insulin is given to a pet with an empty stomach. Insulin overdose can also occur when it is unintentionally given several times in quick succession. Click here to know more.


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