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Old 11-06-2011, 05:28 AM
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My dog Jagger, is on 9 units of insulin twice a day, 8 a m and 8 p m. Now the time changed, we set the clocks back an hour. My question...do I give him his shot at 8 by the clock or move it to keep the old time, I'm confussed....Help please. Dee
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Old 11-06-2011, 05:45 AM
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I think everyone does it differently. I just stuck to the same times, 6 a.m and 6 p.m. I figured she will be an hour off in the morning but will be back to a 12 hour schedule tonight.
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Old 11-06-2011, 06:03 AM
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I am very very new to this and my dog was diagnosed on October 11th. He started insulin last Thursday...My vet suggested that we go in 15 minute increments to get back to his schedule of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.

This morning I gave him his shot at 6:15, tomorrow 6:30, Tuesday 6:45, and Wednesday back at 7:00 a.m. Shots are 12 hours apart so I do the same in the evening. Seems logical to me but as I said, I am a newbie.
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Old 11-06-2011, 06:34 AM
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Jenny's been running so low in the morning I was going to wait the entire hour but she was starving so I waited half an hour
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Old 11-06-2011, 06:43 AM
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I gave Lily her shot 1/2 hour late last night and then at her regular time this morning with the time change, so 1/2 hour increments. In the past, I've moved her the whole hour at once. I don't think you need to make it too complicated for I didn't notice any ill effects to doing the whole hour at once.
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I am very very new to this and my dog was diagnosed on October 11th. He started insulin last Thursday...My vet suggested that we go in 15 minute increments to get back to his schedule of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.

This morning I gave him his shot at 6:15, tomorrow 6:30, Tuesday 6:45, and Wednesday back at 7:00 a.m. Shots are 12 hours apart so I do the same in the evening. Seems logical to me but as I said, I am a newbie.

I think this is a very good method, if your dog is NOT regulated, but if they are, I think you have a little more time to adjust. One vet told me that you can have about 1 hr of flexibility, but I think only in a regulated pet.
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Old 11-06-2011, 07:31 AM
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Since it was "fall back" I kept my time this morning the same. It means it was 13 hours since last injection so no overlapping of insulin. With the spring forward it's a little more tricky due to the 11th hour and last year I went by half hour increments

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Old 11-06-2011, 07:38 AM
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That's a good point about the change in the spring. I didn't even think about that. Will probably move in increments for that one.
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