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Old 09-27-2008, 05:12 PM
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I was contacted by someone in Ontario Canada concerned about the cost of treating her newly diagnosed diabetic dog as she's on a fixed income.

How much for NPH and syringes there?

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Old 09-27-2008, 05:23 PM
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Natalie,

While I don't have pricing, I see that WalMart has stores in Canada and they would be selling the ReliOn insulin and syringes the same as they do in the US. Would believe there's a similar savings there as here with them also.

http://www.walmart.com/cservice/ca_storefinder.gsp

"To find a Wal-Mart store in Canada, call 1-800-328-0402 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (ET) Monday-Friday."

This might be a possibility.

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Old 09-27-2008, 05:40 PM
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Natalie, the only member I know from Ont. is Jo-anne ( and Lady). I cannot tell you anything about insulin here in Canada.....
Besides Wal-Mart there is London Drugs...they have big assortment of diabetic supplies. Their prices are not bad either and they are very helpfull.
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Old 09-27-2008, 07:33 PM
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I think I'll email Jo-anne and see if she can help, perhaps talk to this lady directly via email. I heard back from her and she is very worried and needs some assistance sorting this out.
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Hi Natalie,
Just did a bit of googling and came up with this.

http://www.diabetesexpress.ca/

Shipping is free over $150 and only $7.95 under $150 and it's in Canada.

The prices look ok to me but of course I pay more in Australia so there may be better options.

Jenny & Buddy
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I was just having a peek here and came across this thread. Yes, Walmart was the cheapest to get syringes, and they are everywhere as well, depending where she is in Ontario too. I'm in Manitoba. Also for the insulin, she can check PetPharm.org as long as she has a prescription that she can fax in. That is were I used to get Reiko's caninsulin...way cheaper than from the vet, even with shipping. I usually ordered 10 vials at a time and they shipped purolator. Now they don't ship prescriptions out of province, but she is in Ontario, so won't have to worry about that. Worth a try anyway.

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Hi everyone,
Have just been off the forums for a couple of days but have been on my hotmail so got Natalie's message this am and have responded to her with my phone number.
The PetPharm.org site should be interesting but this other lady should probably try a human insulin if she's just getting started, especially with a big dog. But then, my Lady gets 14iu's each injection so maybe I should be finding a cheaper place to buy Caninsulin than our vet. Treating both diseases is very expensive especially as the closest vet clinic costs $100 round trip in gas just to get there! Then there's the motel cost before we even get into the clinic!!
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Hi Jo-Ann,

Thank you SO MUCH for offering to help. I have sent her emails to you and your email address to her.

Her Lady was going to be at the vet all day yesterday, I presume for a curve on her first shot of insulin so I'm very anxious to hear how it went.

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Default Re: Canadian members - Where do you buy U40 syringes

Terry was asking me about buying U40 syringes as she's currently using the 28 gauge ones that come with Caninsulin.

Anyone in Canada using U40 syringes - what's available and where do you buy them?

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U40 syringes can be expensive and sometimes hard to come by, it would be cheaper to use U100 syringes and do the conversion, with the U100 syringes there is the choice of using a smaller needle such as 30 or 31 gauge which also makes the injection less painful on the pet.
http://www.felinediabetes.com/insulin-conversions.htm
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