Diabetes in Dogs

Managing diabetes > Insulin

Controlling canine diabetes often requires insulin injections every day to restore your diabetic dog’s insulin level and manage blood glucose concentrations. Each diabetic dog’s requirements are different, so you will need to work with your veterinarian to find the correct dose and treatment regimen for your pet. It may even be necessary for your dog to stay at the veterinary clinic for a few days so your veterinarian can closely monitor your dog’s response to treatment. Your veterinarian may suggest an insulin product specifically for diabetic dogs or a human insulin product. Your veterinarian knows your dog well and will work with you to determine which product best meets the needs of you and your pet.

If your dog does need daily insulin injections, you’ll need to learn how to administer them. At first you may be nervous or even afraid of giving your dog an injection. You’re not alone! Many pet owners are anxious about giving injections, but it’s easier than you think and you’ll quickly learn how to handle daily injections with little stress for your pet or for you.

Canine Diabetes
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Pets whose diabetes is under control have normal thirst and urination, normal appetite, stable weight, normal activity levels, and are less likely to develop long-term complications of diabetes.

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