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accidently gave dog double dose of insulin -...

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7 May 2012

accidently gave dog double dose of insulin - 7 units (each) - one hour apart
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7 May 2012

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7 May 2012
Dr. Gabby
Dr. Gabby
Veterinarian

Hello and thank you for asking your question on just answer. My name isXXXXX will try to help.

 

How is Peptia doing now?

 

When did she last eat? How much did she eat?

 

How much does she weigh?

7 May 2012
Customer reply
7 May 2012
She ate both times - about a half cup of food with each shot following, weighs about 18-20 lbs
7 May 2012
Customer reply
7 May 2012
Peggy you there - lol
7 May 2012
Dog Specialist's response
7 May 2012
Dr. Gabby
Dr. Gabby
Veterinarian

I would give her a teaspoon of karo syrup, or pancake syrup, now.

 

If she starts to become lethargic, give her another teaspoon of the syrup, every 10 minutes until she seems to be normal again.

 

If she does not respond to the syrup, then you need to take her to the emergency clinic where they can give her i.v. dextrose (sugar).

 

You can give her the next dose of insulin, at the regularly scheduled time, as long as she is acting normal and eats well.

7 May 2012
Customer reply
7 May 2012
thank you....such punishment....kind of wish i was getting insulin
7 May 2012
Dog Specialist's response
7 May 2012
Dr. Gabby
Dr. Gabby
You are welcome. Hopefully she likes syrup : )
Dr. Gabby
Dr. Gabby
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