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Pete, My 10 year old dog has been diagnosed having diabetes.

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Hi Pete, I'm Sirpa. My 10 year old dog has been diagnosed having diabetes. I'm concerned as what to do as I have fear of needles. I've been told that there is a insulin pen available for humans, but is there one available for dogs.
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Customer: My dog has been drinking lots for last 3 weeks and his food need has increased. Vets were suspicious that he might have Cushing's disease but test have come negative, now he's had blood tests. He's been blind now for 2 years, he started loosing his sight when he was only 5 years of age. Vet took urine test today and blood test, his levels were 28, he is Chihuahua cross foxy.
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Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Dog
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
My dog has lost about 700 grams in couple of weeks.
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 9 months ago.

Hello, I am afraid that the expert you have requested is not currently available. Still I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you with your wee one today.

Still, I did want to let you know that there is an insulin pen now available for dogs that could help you get around needle fear and enable you to treat your dog. It is called Vet Pen and is made by Caninsulin (More Info HERE). You can even watch a video on how to use it HERE to see if it would be an option you could comfortably handle. If you feel you can, your vet should be able to get this for your lad or write you a prescription to order form your preferred online pharmacy.

All the best,

Dr. B.

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Expert:  Dr. B. replied 9 months ago.

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