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Hello. Thanks for writing in. My name is***** and I would be happy to help you. This amount of insulin for a dog this size is very high, but it is not unheard of. If they are developing some type of insulin resistance or have other medical issues that makes regulating diabetes difficult, they may need much higher doses of insulin to keep them under control. If she is well regulated on that amount, I probably wouldn't mess with the dose. If she is not well regulated, I would talk to your vet about trying a different type of insulin or even making sure there are no other concurrent medical issues, such as a bladder infection, periodontal disease or Cushing's disease; among others. Please let me know if you have any other questions or concerns. If all your questions have been answered, please rate my service. Hope this helps.
Just trying to regulate a diabetic dog and keep them regulated can be frustrating. I can see why your vet doesn't want to change too much at one time. Some diabetics walk a fine line between regulated disease and unregulated disease. Plus their body's response to treatment can change over time. I am glad he is feeling better, though. Let me know if you have further concerns.
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