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Old 01-13-2019, 09:10 AM
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Default Re: Injection sites. Advice pls. Results of first Curve

For a new diagnosis, crazy and inconsistent numbers will happen for a while. Stay the course.

For injecting my dog, I mainly use the scruff of the neck, between shoulder blades and base of his neck; I move it around the area.
Once in a while I use the area just behind the upper part of his front leg, on the side, about 3 inches down from his spine. There is a bit of loose skin there.

One thing I found is that when I first inject there, the flesh seems to contract and tense up, so I wait a couple seconds and then inject slowly. If it keeps contracting whhen I start to inject, I pull it out and use the scruff.
Riley, 8 yr. old maltipoo, 25 lbs., diagnosed Feb 2017, taking thyroid meds, had pancreatitis and DKA mid March, eating Wellness Senior formula can food. NPH dosage now at 9.0 units Humulin N. Adding either pumpkin, spinach, blueberries, yams, or green beans to his food. Also omega-3 oil.
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