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Our Basset Hound, 10 yrs old, had a blood sugar count

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Our Basset Hound, 10 yrs old, had a blood sugar count yesterday of 206. But he had gotten worse. I gave him 23 units of insulin at 8:30PM last night. He drank what water was in the room we had him in and urinated several times. When I was finished with his shot, I could smell insulin on my fingers; ha started getting sick about an hour after the shot. He may not have gotten all of it. He is miserable. We are 40 miles from an emergency vet, so this note is all I have. Should I give him another shot about 3 hours early with no food in him?
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Rebecca replied 8 months ago.

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Expert:  Rebecca replied 8 months ago.

I am sorry to hear you are worried about Beau.

If his blood sugar was only 206 and he is not eating, I would be reluctant to give any more insulin right now. Can you get a blood sugar reading at home?

Expert:  Rebecca replied 8 months ago.

I would be worried about his having something like pancreatitis, or kidney disease, if he is diabetic and not eating. How soon can you get him to your regular vet, to be checked out and have his blood sugar and possibly other blood tests done?

Expert:  Rebecca replied 8 months ago.

I hope you were able to see my responses; I have not heard back from you! How is Beau doing? Can I help with anything else?