Insulin Syringes

Written by Beth Hrusch
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Syringes for Animals with Diabetes

As diabetes in animals becomes a growing problem, the use of insulin syringes in the veterinary trade has increased. Diabetes in small animals, mainly dogs and cats, is often a reflection of the fact that animals have the same lifestyles as their owners. Pets that are sedentary and on diets too rich in fats and carbohydrates are at increased risk of becoming diabetic. Other factors are obesity, poor fitness and increased age.

Insulin Syringes for Diabetes Management

Once an animal becomes diabetic, it is often necessary to administer insulin. Insulin syringes for veterinary use are specifically made for this purpose. They can deliver the proper dosage in small animals, something which is not easy given their small body size. The U-number on an insulin syringe indicates the concentration of insulin for which the syringe is calibrated.

In the U.S., most syringes are U-100 which dispenses 1 unit of U-100 insulin. Using the smallest volume syringe will make doses more accurate. Insulin injection is usually a last resort, following changes in diet and increased activity for the pet.

Diabetes in animals can be kept under control with a veterinarian's care and with the help of advanced tools such as the veterinary insulin syringe, one of the necessities in the arsenal of pet medical supplies.


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