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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
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Is there any alternative diabetic cat besides Lantus? If

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Hello, is there any alternative for my diabetic cat besides Lantus? If Lantus is the only option, can you recommend a discount card, rebate or a place to purchase for under $300? Thank you.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

Yes, before we realized how well Lantus's glargine insulin worked for cats, we commonly prescribed the intermediate-acting NPH insulins such as Humulin-N and Novolin-N. Many cats can be regulated nicely on these inexpensive insulins. There's likely to be a dose change, however, if Mister has been regulated on glargine and a change to NPH is desired. His vet will start him on an initial dose and then adjust that dose predicated upon serial testing of Mister's blood sugars - just as Mister was regulated previously on the glargine insulin. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
Hi,
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
Dr. Michael Salkin