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How to calculate amount of insulin to give a dog ? I am looking after a friends dog, about 50 lbs., and he was just recently diagnosed as a diabetic. Long story short she is away for about 16 days and can not be reached. She failed to leave me the name of her vet, the insulin and syringes were in the bag with her dogs stuff but she failed to leave detailed instructions as we had talked about. Any ideas?

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Hi Lee ,  I have a diabetic dog who is on insulin injections twice a day . The amount of insulin does not depend on the dog's weight .  It depends on the blood sugar level which is determined by a series of blood tests .  The Veterinarian gave your friend a dosage amount , It may also be on the medication itself .  If it were me I'd take the dog to a veterinarian have them run a diabetic curve to determine the correct dosage and give your friend the bill .  This is a serious situation as the dog could go in to shock if given to much insulin , which can be fatal . Just as with people the blood sugar level needs to be monitored daily , which is the reason I board my dog when I am gone .   I'm not sure what your friend was thinking , not a very responsible way to leave things with a dog with special needs ,this could end up costing the dog it's life . See a Veterinarian .

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