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Running low on insulin and can’t get refill until mon. Can I…

Running low on insulin...

Running low on insulin and can’t get refill until mon. Can I give half doses with half amount of food until mon to make insulin last

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. What is the dog's name and age?

Gus 13

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Gus?

No doing well otherwise

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3/10/2018
Dr. Deb
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Hello, I'm Dr. Deb and will do my best to help with this concern about Gus.

You could give him 1/2 of his normal insulin dose until Monday although I wouldn't necessarily reduce the amount of food that you're feeding him.

Another option is to give him the full dose as you would normally do which means that he won't receive his insulin for a day (or a little longer) when you run out; then restart his normal dose after you refill it on Monday. Even though either method will result in higher blood sugar, it shouldn't be a problem since we're only talking about such a short period of time.

I hope this helps, Deb

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Thanks so very much. I appreciate you help!!

You're most welcome.

Best of luck with him, Deb

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