Possible fur shot

Discussion in 'Feline Health - (The Main Forum)' started by krazy4kritters, Feb 23, 2018.

  1. krazy4kritters

    krazy4kritters Member

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    Diamond has his pm shot about 1.5 hrs ago. I was just snuggling with him and smelled insulin (lantus) on the back of his neck. I know the needle went in. Can the insulin come back out. I have a habit of running my hand over the injection site right after I shoot him. Could I possibly be squeezing the insulin out?
     
  2. Kris & Teasel

    Kris & Teasel Well-Known Member

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    If there was any Lantus on the outside of the needle when you injected it can be deposited on the fur and will leave its distinctive smell behind. It's also best to not rub the injection site with any pressure - a light stroke should be OK. Your numbers will tell you if you had a partial fur shot or not.
     
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  3. Sean & Rufus

    Sean & Rufus Well-Known Member

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    I have this (bad) habit of super sniffing Rufus after every shot because I'm paranoid that I had a fur shot. Now my brain is so confused that I have phantom smells of it. But back to your question, I have noticed that too, when he is not "wet" but the smell is there. Maybe we just didn't get deep enough? On a layer closer to the skin perhaps?
     
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  4. krazy4kritters

    krazy4kritters Member

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    Lol When I first started this journey, I thought that yuk of a smell was the syringes because it smell so medically.
     
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