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Diabetic dog(2 Posts)
Hi, my dog was recently diagnosed as diabetic. My vet told me to give him insulin and feed him 30mins after, but everywhere I look on the internet it says to feed them before their insulin injection. What do others do? Thanks
There are two schools of thought, but neither has evidence proving they are better than other.
1. Dog eats and then give insulin whilst eating/ immediately.
2. Give insulin onset of action of insulin makes dog hungry to eat.
There are arguments for both and as I say no clear evidence which one is correct.
Also an evaluation of how high the blood glucose is prior to eating will also play into this dog's with very high glucose ( at risk of ketoacidosis) may need the insulin to bring down their blood glucose to make them feel like eating. Management if diabetic dogs is tricky and dynamic so things constantly change. You are best working as closely as possible with your own vet team, in my practice regular maintenance is carried out by a named nurse so that you always know who to ask for.