Diabetes in cats and dogs can take away the joy from their life. Now manage blood sugar level and control clinical signs of diabetes in dogs and cats with Vetsulin by
Merck Animal Health.
Vetsulin insulin is indicated for the reduction of hyperglycemia and hyperglycemia-associated clinical signs in dogs and cats with diabetes mellitus.
Vetsulin (porcine insulin zinc suspension) is the first and only FDA-approved insulin available in the U.S. for treating diabetes in dogs and cats. This FDA approved insulin controls blood sugar levels to help alleviate symptoms of diabetes mellitus in dog and cats.
Although Vetsulin is not a cure for diabetes in pets, it can help control or eliminate many of the clinical signs associated with diabetes mellitus in cats and dogs and reduce the chance of developing complications, including life-threatening diabetic ketoacidosis, a condition where the body uses fatty acids as a substitute energy source for glucose.
This insulin for pets is used with U-40 insulin syringes (sold separately). Vetsulin requires a prescription from your veterinarian. Vetsulin Insulin for pets requires refrigeration and must be kept at refrigerator temperatures at all times.
To ensure proper temperature, it requires overnight shipping at an additional cost.
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Dogs and Cats
- Controls glucose levels and alleviates symptoms of diabetes in pets.
- Improvement in blood sugar level can usually be seen within a few days.
- First and only FDA-approved pet insulin available in the U.S.
How Vetsulin (porcine insulin zinc suspension) works:
Insulin is a hormone, naturally produced by the pancreas and when the body does not produce enough insulin, or when the insulin produced is not effective, it lead to diabetes mellitus in cats and dogs.
Vetsulin is an aqueous suspension of porcine (pork) insulin that controls hyperglycemia in pets with diabetes mellitus.
Vetsulin Insulin Ingredients:
|Active Ingredient (per mL)||Amount|
|Porcine Insulin Zinc Suspension||40 U|
|Zinc Chloride||0.08 mg|
|Sodium Acetate Trihydrate||1.36 mg|
|Sodium Chloride||7.0 mg|
|Methylparaben (preservative)||1.0 mg|
*pH is adjusted with hydrochloric acid and/or sodium hydroxide.
Directions for usage
Vetsulin is available in 10ml vials containing 40 U/ml.
Vetsulin is given subcutaneously (SQ) using a U-40 insulin syringe only.
Use of an insulin syringe other than a U-40 syringe will result in incorrect dosing.
For dogs/cats (all weights), Vetsulin insulin should be given according to your veterinarian’s instructions using a U-40 syringe only.
This pet insulin requires refrigeration. Overnight shipping is needed and additional shipping charges are applicable.
Rarely, allergic reactions can occur after the administration of this pet insulin.
Seek emergency veterinary medical attention if you notice signs of hives, difficulty breathing, or swelling lips, tongue, or face in your pet.
Vetsulin insulin should be given to only diagnose with diabetes mellitus in cats diabetes mellitus in dogs.
This pet insulin for dogs and cats should not be administered to humans. Call a physician immediately if you accidentally inject yourself with Vetsulin.
Do not give a dose of Vetsulin to your cat or dog experiencing an episode of low blood glucose (hypoglycemia), which can be due to excessive doses of insulin, failure to eat, accidental doubling of insulin dose, and strenuous exercise.
Possible side effects of Vetsulin:
Rarely, allergic reactions to insulin can occur. Seek emergency veterinary medical attention if an allergic reaction is experienced (difficulty breathing, swelling of the lips, tongue, or face, or hives).
Other serious side effects after using this insulin for pets may also occur with or without warning. The most common insulin-related side effect is low blood sugar level (hypoglycemia) with symptoms that include; lethargy, staggering gait, seizure or coma.
Drugs that affect Vetsulin
Vetsulin insulin can be given with other pet medications. However, dose may need to be adjusted as other pet medications may result in either increased or decreased insulin requirements.
Progestogen and glucocorticoids should be avoided during Vetsulin therapy. Progestogen, glucocorticoids, and certain endocrine diseases may counter the effect of insulin.
Avoid giving any other pet medications or over the counter dog medication, including vitamins, minerals and herbal products to your pet suffering from diabetes mellitus without first talking to your veterinarian or pharmacist.
Important Safety Information
Vetsulin insulin should not be used in dogs or cats known to have a systemic allergy to pork or pork products. Vetsulin insulin is contraindicated during periods of hypoglycemia.
Keep out of reach of children.
As with all insulin products, careful patient monitoring for hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia is essential to attain and maintain adequate glycemic control and prevent associated complications.
Over-dosage can result in profound hypoglycemia and death.
The safety and effectiveness of this FDA approved insulin for pets in puppies and kittens, breeding, pregnant, and lactating dogs and cats has not been evaluated.
Vetsulin, an FDA approved insulin should be stored in an upright position in the refrigerator. Do not freeze, protect from light.
Vetsulin insulin for dogs is supplied as a sterile injectable suspension in multi dose vials containing 10 mL of 40 IU/mL porcine insulin zinc suspension. Cartridges are supplied in cartons of 10, 2.7 mL cartridges.