Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Do my dog's insulin injections have to be exactly 12 hours apart?

In a perfect world, a dog’s insulin injections would be given exactly 12 hours apart, but rarely can an owner do this day in and day out. It is perfectly acceptable to give a dog its insulin injections a little early or late every so often (2 hours or so in either direction). If problems with scheduling are very frequent or result in doses that are routinely given more than two hours late or early, talk to your veterinarian. He or she will probably be able to come up with alternative dosing schedule that will be easier to maintain and result in more consistent blood sugar levels for the dog throughout the day. Keep in mind that is always safer to skip an insulin injection than risk giving two doses too close apart.

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