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I board dogs at my home. My question is that the owners of a

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I board dogs at my home. My question is that the owners of a dog did not include insulin with his supplies. It is impossible for me to get insulin. The owners will be back tomorrow p.m. but in the meantime, he should have had a shot now and one more tomorrow a.m. What can I do to make this go as well as possible
Assistant: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: The dog is a rat terrier - 15 years old and blind
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Gabby replied 9 months ago.

Hello. My name is***** am happy to help you with your question. Give me just a moment to respond and type.

Expert:  Dr. Gabby replied 9 months ago.

What did the owners tell you to feed him or what is the name of his food?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
why can't i get an answer re insulin and a dog
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
dried food thats all I know
Expert:  Dr. Gabby replied 9 months ago.

Okay, I replied to your question one minute after you asked and I am happy to help you with it.

Expert:  Dr. Gabby replied 9 months ago.

So the worst thing would be a blood sugar spike.

To help prevent that I would not feed him any large amounts of food.

If you can divide his food into servings and give him a serving every hour until bedtime.

As you probably know there are no over the counter substitutes for insulin.

Expert:  Dr. Gabby replied 9 months ago.

If you give him a small amount of food every hour, instead of in meals, then hopefully his blood sugar will not surge too high.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
what are the symptoms of a blood sugar spike
Expert:  Dr. Gabby replied 9 months ago.

Drinking large amounts of water which would result in large amounts of urine being passed.

Expert:  Dr. Gabby replied 9 months ago.

Blood shot eyes

Restlessness or anxiety

Expert:  Dr. Gabby replied 9 months ago.

Confusion or shaking

Expert:  Dr. Gabby replied 9 months ago.

Muscle tremors

Seizures

Not responsive

Expert:  Dr. Gabby replied 9 months ago.

Abnormal pupil size

Expert:  Dr. Gabby replied 9 months ago.

Vomiting or diarrhea

Seizures

Expert:  Dr. Gabby replied 9 months ago.

Do you have any other questions for me right now?