How to Give Your Cat Insulin Injections

If your cat has been diagnosed with diabetes then she may have been prescribed medication to combat the highs and lows of her blood sugar. This can be done through oral medications or insulin injections. If you need to give your cat an insulin injection ask your vet to show you firsthand. Some basic tips to remember is to always keep the insulin refrigerated. Make sure it’s room temperature before using, though. Use a clean and unused syringe to withdraw the amount of insulin prescribed. Lift up the fold of skin on your cat’s side and insert the syringe parallel to the surface. Talk to your cat or have a friend or family member pet your cat to keep her calm during the process. Give your cat a pat on the head and a treat for a reward afterwards. Talk to your Cameron Park, CA vet for more tips.


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