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Max dose of 100 insulin 14 lb dog? Puppy. 10, Levels around

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Max dose of 100 insulin for a 14 lb dog?
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Puppy. 10
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Puppy?
Customer: Levels around 500-600. At same vet. Hospital. One vet said resistance would come at her weight, 14 Units for 14 Lbs. Oher vet said resistance was 6.5 Units
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Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. John replied 9 months ago.

Hello. Thanks for writing in. My name is***** and I would be happy to help you. I am not set up to do phone calls but would be happy to answer any questions you do have online. If you get a request for a phone call, it is from the website and not myself. Insulin resistance by definition occurs if they fail to have proper control at 2.2 U/kg, which would be 14 U for her size; or if they are at 1.5 U/kg (9.5 U for her) or higher and blood glucose doesn't get below 300. The 6.5 U would be too low to call it insulin resistance for her size. I hope this is the information you are looking for. If you have any other questions or concerns, please let me know.

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Expert:  Dr. John replied 9 months ago.
Hi,

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

Dr. John