How long after eating should I give my cat insulin?
Make sure that your cat eats around the time of the insulin administration — up to one hour before injection. This will assure that she has food in her stomach to counteract the action of the insulin to prevent low blood sugar after the insulin injection.
Where do you give insulin shots to a cat?
Insulin injections should be given just under the skin. Many cats tolerate the injections well when given about one to two inches from the middle of the back, near the shoulder blade or hip bone. Be sure to alternate the location each time you give an injection to avoid soreness.
How long before insulin takes effect in cats?
Do not give insulin to a pet that is showing signs of low blood sugar levels (see side effects below). This medication should take effect within 1 to 2 hours; however, effects may not be noted outwardly and therefore laboratory tests will need to be done to evaluate this medication’s effectiveness.
Should I give my cat insulin before or after eating?
The important thing is to make sure your cat eats before you give an insulin shot. You do not want to run the risk of dropping your cat’s glucose level too low. This means your cat should eat twice a day before receiving insulin injections.
Should I feed my cat before giving insulin?
Can I give my cat insulin 2 hours late?
If you must miss a dose or two of insulin (occasionally), do not be concerned. Your cat’s blood glucose will get too high for a day or two but will not cause great problems.
How do you give insulin injections to cats?
Cats require one or two daily injections of insulin to control blood glucose for diabetes cure. These injections are given under the skin using a small needle. Most of the cats become readily accustomed to the treatments.
Can Baytril be given subcutaneous to a cat?
Baytril Injection injections could be given as subcutaneous injection in cats and dogs and as intravenous or intramuscular injection in cattle and pigs. It is available in various strengths such as 2.5%, 5% and10% for varied requirements.
How much insulin to give to a diabetic cat?
Most diabetic cats will not need more than 10 ml of insulin within a 40 days. Mildly diabetic cats may not even need 2.7 ml of insulin over the same period. Two U-40 syringes per day are needed to give insulin.
Can I give my cat insulin before he eats?
Always make sure your cat eats around the time (up to one hour before injection) of the insulin administration. This will insure that the cat has food in her stomach (and rising blood glucose levels as a result) to counteract the action of the insulin. Also, it is often easier to give the injection while your cat is eating.