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My cat is 13 years old. She has been on insulin for 3 years. My vet told us that she is aggressive and they can not get a proper blood test. He asked us to check her urine, and start with 2ml of insulin. She seems to be drinking more water. How do I know to increase / decrease the dosage of insulin?

Smartliving Guest asked this
February 23, 2014 at 10:07 AM



Dear Margaret,

Your veterinarian should be advising you on this. Giving too much insulin can be life threatening. It is important that your veterinarian is monitoring your best dosage regime. Generally if urine glucose is trace or 1+ the previous day's insulin dose is given........if urine sugar is negative, decrease 2 U from previous day's dosage ......if urine sugar is 2+, increase 1/2 Unit over previous day's dosage........if urine sugar is 3+, increase 1 U over previous day's dosage.

Please call your veterinarian if the urine sugar is anything other than trace or 1+.

What are you feeding and giving as supplements?

Best regards,

Dr. Char

Dr. Char Wilson, DVM Health Coach answered
February 24, 2014 at 10:34 AM
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