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Old 05-29-2009, 12:51 PM
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Default Discussion of Lantus in dogs

Grace,

I was able to get a hold of the vet using Lantus in most of his dogs this afternoon.
  • He has about 20 dogs or so on Lantus, most are under 50 lbs.
  • He's never had it not have an effect in a dog at all but has had some trouble with using it in Cushings dogs because of their bgs bouncing.
  • He says he has rarely had it last more than 12 hours.
  • He usually keeps his patients in the hospital for 3-7 days checking their bg as he regulates. If it looks like duration is not going to go past 12 hours, he adds the 2nd injection.
  • I told him I knew of a couple of dogs that see a peak around 10-12 hours. He said that sounds pretty "normal."
  • He does not have any clients that home test - all monitor with urine strips
  • He does not have any that are on bolus insulin mainly due to the above reason
I asked about Ali specifically , though he hasn't seen her, if I decided to switch from Humulin N at 8 1/4u if 6u of Lantus sounded reasonable and he thought it did especially since I home test.

I also asked, since there isn't a lot of info out there on Lantus in dogs, if there was anything else that might be helpful to know in considering this insulin. He said he didn't have any other info to share about Lantus, but that there is a study being done on a new eye drop to prevent cataracts that's showing good results. He said you would need to contact an ophthalmologist regarding the trial medication.

He was very nice and helpful!
Patty
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