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I board dogs at my home. My question is that the owners of a

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I board dogs at my home. My question is that the owners of a dog did not include insulin with his supplies. It is impossible for me to get insulin. The owners will be back tomorrow p.m. but in the meantime, he should have had a shot now and one more tomorrow a.m. What can I do to make this go as well as possible
Assistant: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: The dog is a rat terrier - 15 years old and blind
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Gabby replied 1 month ago.

Hello. My name is***** am happy to help you with your question. Give me just a moment to respond and type.

Expert:  Dr. Gabby replied 1 month ago.

What did the owners tell you to feed him or what is the name of his food?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
why can't i get an answer re insulin and a dog
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
dried food thats all I know
Expert:  Dr. Gabby replied 1 month ago.

Okay, I replied to your question one minute after you asked and I am happy to help you with it.

Expert:  Dr. Gabby replied 1 month ago.

So the worst thing would be a blood sugar spike.

To help prevent that I would not feed him any large amounts of food.

If you can divide his food into servings and give him a serving every hour until bedtime.

As you probably know there are no over the counter substitutes for insulin.

Expert:  Dr. Gabby replied 1 month ago.

If you give him a small amount of food every hour, instead of in meals, then hopefully his blood sugar will not surge too high.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
what are the symptoms of a blood sugar spike
Expert:  Dr. Gabby replied 1 month ago.

Drinking large amounts of water which would result in large amounts of urine being passed.

Expert:  Dr. Gabby replied 1 month ago.

Blood shot eyes

Restlessness or anxiety

Expert:  Dr. Gabby replied 1 month ago.

Confusion or shaking

Expert:  Dr. Gabby replied 1 month ago.

Muscle tremors

Seizures

Not responsive

Expert:  Dr. Gabby replied 1 month ago.

Abnormal pupil size

Expert:  Dr. Gabby replied 1 month ago.

Vomiting or diarrhea

Seizures

Expert:  Dr. Gabby replied 1 month ago.

Do you have any other questions for me right now?