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My dog is diabetic. I give him insulin (Novilin N) twice a

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Hi. My dog is diabetic. I give him insulin (Novilin N) twice a day (7 am and 6 pm) 7 units. We have to go out this afternoon and have no one to dose him. If I feed him at 3 and give him 3 units and then get home by 8, I could give him another 4 units. I have never dosed him this way before. Is this safe?
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. I'm sorry your dog has that. The Veterinarian will know what to do. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: We are unsure of his age ... probably around 14 years old. His name is*****: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Maurie?
Customer: We keep him on a pretty tight schedule with feeding and medicine, and he pretty much tells us its time for both anyway. I just don't want to do something if I'm taking a risk.

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I am sorry your dog is diabetic.

I would not split doses like this. What time will you be back tonight?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
NLT 8 pm

NLT? If you will be back at 8, I would feed her and give the full dose then. That is only 2 hours late.

I usually tell people to give the insulin at 12 hours intervals, give or take 2 hours.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
OK. Thank you.

Just curious; what is NLT?

You are welcome!

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
No later than
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
OK. Thanks for the advice.

Thanks! I was thinking "not leaving till" and that did not make sense.

You are welcome.

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Customer: replied 4 months ago.
LOL. Sorry. Too accustomed to texting shorthand! Have a nice day :)

Have a nice outing! Thanks for the great rating!


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