Your pet has been diagnosed with Diabetes Melitus and your veterinarian has chosen insulin as the best way to treat this disease. Insulin is used to lower blood sugar in animals with diabetes. Insulin comes in many forms that vary in their duration of effect, potency and concentration. Some insulin products are FDA approved for use in dogs like Vetsulin, or approved for use in cats, like Prozinc. The FDA also allows veterinarians to prescribe and use human insulin products in animals. Our veterinarians can discuss with you which insulin is the most appropriate for your pet. Because there are many different insulin products, it is important that you do not switch between them. Only use the product your veterinarian has prescribed.
The videos below provide credible information on the management of your pet's diabetes at home.