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Is there an oral medication dogs. He is biting when being

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Is there an oral medication for diabetic dogs. He is biting when being given insulin shots.
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. G. replied 4 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. G. replied 4 months ago.

I am sorry to hear your dog is having this problem. it can sometimes be difficult to give insulin to a non-cooperative dog.

Unfortunately, there are no oral medications for dogs with diabetes that actually work.

Dogs with this disease are insulin dependent. Their disease must be treated with insulin. Some cats can be treated with prescription diet alone, however this is not the case for dogs.

One option would be to try some things to reduce mild anxiety so your dog doesn't get so stressed out for injections. You can try Adaptil ( or an oral L-theonine supplement ( to help reduce anxiety. This may help with insulin injections.

Expert:  Dr. G. replied 4 months ago.

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