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I have a diabetic dog that receives 2 shots per day, 25

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I have a diabetic dog that receives 2 shots per day, 25 units each. I was out of town tonight and my son did not give the injection which she normally gets around 6 p.m. I noticed that she seems restless, I don't know whether to go ahead and give her an injection now or wait until her regular time at 6 a.m.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. I'm sorry the dog has that. The Veterinarian will know what to do. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Lady and she was a stray which I have had approximately 15 years, when I took her in she had just had a liter of puppies, so I'm guessing around 16.
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Lady?
Customer: Not at this time.
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 10 months ago.

Welcome to Justanswer! I am Dr. Altman and happy to assist you both today! Please give me a few moments to type my response and I will be right back!

Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 10 months ago.

I would consider giving Lady 1/2 dose or 12 units now after a small meal to ensure that the glucose doesn't spike and if you are at all able to delay the morning dose by a few hours to make it more like 10 hours between injections that would be ideal (again with a meal).

Does this make sense? Please let me know how else I can assist you both today

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Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 10 months ago.

I am glad you were able to view my responses, I am online another 10 minutes if I can be of any further assistance to you both

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 10 months ago.

You are very welcome, best of luck to you both the next 24 hours

Please let me know if I can be of any further assistance to you both today

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Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 10 months ago.

Good evening, I wanted to check in on your dog to get an update on how the past 24 hours have gone? I hope Lady is doing well!

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I asked one question you guys charged me 4 times. If youvchatge me again for this response I will file charges.
Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 10 months ago.

I apologize for this error, I will send the question to customer service to address this issue. This has nothing to do with my answering your question so please do not rate negatively as a result. Hopefully my information was helpful last night...

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