What Kind Of Insulin Do Dogs Take

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Insulin (humulin®, Iletin®, Vetsulin, Lantus®) For Dogs And Cats

Overview of Insulin for Dogs and Cats Insulin, commonly known as Humulin®, Iletin®, Vetsulin™ or Lantus®, is used to control blood sugar. Diabetes mellitus is a disorder of the pancreas characterized by insufficient production of insulin and high blood glucose (sugar). Insulin acts to move blood sugar into cells after eating, thereby lowering the blood glucose. Diabetes in dogs is typically of the type I variety, meaning there is an absolute lack of insulin. In many cats, as in people, diabetes mellitus is often of the type II variety. In type II diabetes, the cells are resistant to the effects of available insulin. The only effective treatments for type I diabetes in dogs and cats are appropriate diet, exercise and injections of insulin. Insulin is a hormone that is formed and released by beta cells residing in the pancreas. Eating prompts the release of insulin. When insulin is not produced in sufficient quantities, it can be administered in the form of an injection. There are various types of insulin treatments, each with a different duration of effectiveness. Most currently available insulin for injection is synthetic, but some types are derived from animals (bovine or por Continue reading >>

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  1. Ankush Maheshwari

    Going by the recent trends of questions, dogs would probably ask following questions on Quora.
    Topic: Love and Psychology
    Q. What does it mean when that bitch around the corner waives its tail incessantly while looking at me ? Would it lick(love) me ?
    Topic: Bollywood Movies.
    Q.What does the community “Barking dog seldom bite” think on Dharmendra’s remark “Kutte main tera khoon pi jaunga (You bloody dog, I will suck the blood out of you!)”? Is it an attempt to defame the dog community?
    Q. Why did “Pahlaj Nihalani’ not censor the dialogue even when the word ‘Kutte(Dog)’ is a cuss word, and plays with our emotions?
    Topic: Kindness
    Q. How could I be more kind towards the stranger dogs contrary to my inherent nature?
    Topic: Football
    Q. How could the community DEATH(Dogs for the ethical treatment of humans) convince Luis Suarez to at least bark before biting his opponents? :P

    DISCLAIMER: All the statements made above are the work of fiction, and therefore, do not intend to humiliate, or make fun of any individual

  2. Stephen Mink

    Hmm…. Let's do a few in human grammar and a few in fun ‘dog talk.’
    “My owner had my testicles removed without my consent. This was an extremely traumatic experience. Will dogs ever have the right to make decisions about their own bodies?”
    “Am I wrong to be suspicious of the man that delivers mail to our house every day? My owner wants me to be polite but my intuition is screaming that there's something suspicious about this guy…”

    “Could my master be a wizard? I know this sounds crazy but he can literally make a ball disappear into thin air. I'll watch him throw it, and usually it lands so I can chase after it. Occasionally though, he will throw the ball and…I'm telling you…THE THING NEVER LANDS. He just stands there and laughs and the ball magically appears back in his hand!
    And in dog voice…

    “WHAT DOIN'?”

    “WHAT THAT SOUND WAS?” (After farting)

  3. Wendi Tibbets

    "As a Boxer, I think I may suffer from an identity crisis. I feel like I have a Chihuahua trapped inside my body just waiting to come out. What should I do?"
    I have always been on the "dainty" side of 80 lbs. I'm a very big boy who watches my other Boxer friends rolling in the mud, have drooling contests and laughing whenever they can produce the biggest, smelliest farts. When participating in these activities I feel I am merely the pantomime in an otherwise gesture life.
    On the other paw, my lady's best friend has a wonderful little Chihuahua called "Tiny" who is the coolest little dude I know. He is always clean. He doesn't like wallowing in the mud. He never drools. His manners are impeccable. When he passes wind you can barely hear it. It's a gentle, "Whoooooo" followed by the loveliest fragrance. It smells like chicken! He even wears the cutest clothes. Just like our people! He eats one single kibble at a time. I really try so hard to do the same but cannot contain myself. I get to number three then scarf down the rest. Sometimes it gives me "Boxer Belly." Sometimes I barf it right back out.
    Once, Lady stepped in it and yelled really loudly.
    It hurt my feelings.

    ​​​​I really want to be like him. I want to be like "Tiny". I try my best to make myself small and act like him. I crawl into Lady's lap for a snuggle but she pushes me off and pretends I am squishing her and I'm too heavy. This hurts my feelings.
    I'm just a little bitty doggie living inside a big doggie body, afterall. I can't escape my body and I can't escape my mind. Any trolls who wish to pick on me: I have a bone to pick with you. I don't need your negative comments. Any other comments more than welcome. Afterall....it's a dog eat dog world out here.
    I'm just trying to get by.

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