Keep Your Pet Happy and Healthy With Pet Insulin Syringes
If you have diabetes or someone close to you does, you know the amount of care that goes into diabetes self-management. However, this can be a bit different for dogs and cats, as they are unaware of what you're doing to keep them in good shape and health. Fortunately, with the right pet syringes, you can minimize pain and discomfort for them to ensure the whole process is stress-free for both of you. With insulin syringes for dogs and cats from top brands, like UltiCare, Monoject, and Vets Choice, ADW Diabetes offers low-cost, premium supplies for all of your pet care supplies.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I give insulin to a dog?
After preparing the syringe, with your non-dominant hand, gently pinch a section of the dog's loose skin around the back or neck area, creating a tent. With your dominant hand, insert the syringe into the center of the fold, making sure it's parallel to the skin's fold. This approach helps to prevent the syringe from going in one side and out the other. Gently push the plunger down to give the full dose.
How do I give insulin to a cat?
After preparing your pet syringes, choose a body location that your cat seems to tolerate. Many cats respond well to a location 1-2 inches from the left or right of the middle of the back, near the hip bone or shoulder blade. You may need someone to help hold the cat, or you may be able to distract them with diabetes-friendly treats. Use the same skin-pinching technique as explained above for dogs.
Should I feed my pet before giving them insulin?
Yes, before using pet insulin syringes, you should feed your furry friend their usual diabetes-friendly meal. Be sure to give the insulin within one hour of feeding to prevent blood glucose levels from dropping too low.
Can I reuse pet syringes?
No, reusing insulin syringes for dogs and cats can dull the needle, leading to painful applications that may not heal properly. Reusing insulin needles for dogs and cats may also increase the risk of infections and other complications.
Can I give my pet insulin in the same location every time?
You should rotate the insulin locations to prevent the development of scar tissue, which may cause absorption problems. Rotating locations may also prevent fat deposits and hard lumps that may interfere with the control of blood sugar levels.
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We understand that diabetes care can be expensive, even for pets. We're dedicated to making sure that both humans and their furry friends get the support they need. That's why our insulin needles for dogs and cats are available at affordable prices. Depend on us for superior customer service and free shipping on orders over $89. Buy pet syringes and other pet care supplies with the ADW Diabetes app for an easy, secure shopping experience on your mobile device. Join our Diabetic Coverage® Auto-Ship Program for scheduled deliveries.