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I think I forgot to give my dog his insulin shot this

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I think I forgot to give my dog his insulin shot this evening with his meal. What should I do?
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Linus, miniature Schnauzer, 14 years old
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Linus?
Customer: No
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Deb replied 1 month ago.

Hello, I'm Dr. Deb and will do my best to help you today.

It will be far preferable for Linus to experience high blood sugar rather than risk hypoglycemia. So, if you're not certain if you gave him his insulin tonight or not, then don't give him more. Restart his regular schedule tomorrow.

He'll be fine for the few hours that his blood sugar will be higher than it normally would be.

I hope this helps, Deb