Only needing small dose once a week

Discussion in 'Feline Health - (The Main Forum)' started by Rhonda T, Dec 30, 2017.

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  1. Rhonda T

    Rhonda T Member

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    ive adjusted my numbers for shooting a bit being I have a human meter and it was below my vet's. I'm shooting now if he's over 150. He only needs a shot now once or twice a week. He was a little over 200 a week or so ago and the other day he was around 170 so I gave 1/4 to 1/2 a unit of Vetsulin and he hasn't needed any since. He's been anywhere from 70- 110 most of the time. Is this looking like he's still heading toward remission or do some cats just need that shot once or twice a week?
     
  2. Sharon14

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    70-110 is great!!! How often are you testing? I’ll tag @JanetNJ to give you more info on vetsulin dosing
     
  3. JanetNJ

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    Looks like he's trying for remission! Are you using a human meter or pet meter? When it was 170 and you shot him what did it go down to? Do you have a spreadsheet or log you could share?
     
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    Human meter. Vetsulin. Last shot was under .5 unit when he was at 216 (I double checked, I wrote 170 on my original post but it was 216) and he was at 70 the next morning. No insulin since that night and he's usually in the 90s.
     
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  5. JanetNJ

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    Great! Two weeks with no insulin and numbers between 50-120 and he will officially be in remission. Good luck!
     
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    I thought it was under 150 for two weeks.
     
  7. JanetNJ

    JanetNJ Well-Known Member

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    Under 150 on a pet meter such as alphatrak.
     
  8. Rhonda T

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    Oh, I'd read under 150 with a human meter. Isn't 170 the high number on the range where you want them?
     
  9. JanetNJ

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    Human meter normal is 50-120 and on a pet meter it's 68-150.
     
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