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Managing Diabetes mellitus in dogs and cats

Veterinary science rapidly developed in recent years, allowing us to better understand diabetes mellitus in dogs and cats.

Diabetes mellitus in dogs and cats

Diabetes mellitus is a common endocrine disease of dogs and cats. Diabetes is caused by a relative or absolute deficiency of insulin.

Management of canine and feline diabetes

Insulin therapy is the cornerstone of managing canine and feline diabetes. Find information on establishing a complete management regime to suit both animals and their owners. You can also download a program to calculate dose rates and plot blood glucose curves.

Caninsulin® -
Veterinary Insulin

Caninsulin, an intermediate-acting insulin, contains porcine insulin. Caninsulin is indicated in the treatment of diabetes mellitus in dogs and cats.

This web site provides in-depth knowledge on the disease, and serves as a reference for Caninsulin®, the veterinary insulin from MSD Animal Health.

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The veterinarian's role

Canine and feline diabetes can be managed successfully and easily with correct diagnosis and treatment, which includes insulin therapy.

Client education and good communication between you the veterinarian and pet owners is vital.

The pet owner's role

Pet owners play a crucial role in the successful management of diabetes mellitus in their pets.

Your attitude to diabetes will largely determine the pet owner's motivation and compliance with treatment.


Caninsulin VetPen®

Introducing VetPen - the first veterinary insulin pen and a breakthrough in pet diabetes management.

Canine and feline diabetes can be managed successfully with correct treatment, which includes insulin therapy