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My dog gets 12 units of insulin after mels. She has not

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My dog gets 12 units of insulin after mels. She has not eaten in 24 hours and has missed two shots. Can I give her a lesser dose on and empty stomach?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Jess K replied 1 year ago.

Hello, this is Dr. Jess. I am sorry to hear about Bailey. I would not recommend giving her insulin if she hasn't eaten in 24 hours, because it could cause her blood sugar level to drop to a dangerously low level, and we don't want that to happen. It would be better to have her blood sugar a little to high for a day than for it to drop so low as to cause seizures or a coma. If she isn't eating, I would highly recommend getting her in to the vet ASAP to see why she isn't eating.

Expert:  Jess K replied 1 year ago.

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