Starting Treatment for Canine Diabetes

At home:

  • The pet's owner should monitor and record daily water and food consumption and other signs of diabetes.
  • The starting dose and frequency of administration should be maintained for around one week

After one week:

The above should be repeated at regular intervals until stabilization (reduced clinical signs and satisfied owners) is achieved.

Insulin treatment of diabetic dogs

In-clinic re-evaluation

  • Evaluate pet owner's log
  • Weigh the dog
  • Evaluate glycemia. See Monitoring.
  • Alter the insulin dose if necessary. Read more in dose adjustment.