Shot spot?

Discussion in 'Feline Health - (Welcome & Main Forum)' started by Steve and Buddy, Aug 25, 2019.

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  1. Steve and Buddy

    Steve and Buddy Member

    Jun 25, 2019
    I recall reading in a few trends that shooting in the scuff ( lower back of the neck ) isn't the best place to shoot. As insulin sometimes isn't as attractive. Is this true? If so, where are the best shot spots.
  2. MrWorfMen's Mom

    MrWorfMen's Mom Well-Known Member

    Feb 18, 2015
    A lot of folks shoot in the scruff area with no issues whatsoever. I personally never noticed a difference between scruff and other injection sites however I've seen others say shooting elsewhere did make a difference for their cat. Below is a pic of injection sites. All you can do is experiment a bit with your cat and if there is no obvious difference, then rotate shot sites to avoid any scar tissue build up which can disrupt the insulin absorption.

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  3. Margie and Jackson

    Margie and Jackson Member

    Apr 26, 2019
  4. CandyH & Catcat

    CandyH & Catcat Well-Known Member

    Apr 23, 2019
    turns out I've never shot in the scruff because Catcat is so narrow there, there's not enough skin to tent up -- I'd probably be doing "clear through" fur shots there if I tried

    with him, it's easier to shoot somewhere between the shoulders and the area where his flanks are a bit concave -- I shoot on one side of the backbone in AM, the other side PM, alternating forward, middle, and back if I remember where I am in the alternation .. doubt that I've ever injected in the same place repeatedly, he's usually nose-to-food-bowl and doesn't notice more than to growl slightly occasionally, if even that
  5. Beta kitty

    Beta kitty Member

    Sep 7, 2016
    My cat did build scar tissue in the stuff area after a few months of shots there. I noticed the skin seemed thicker and it was harder to give injections. I switched to rotating sites, Side belly, side chest and flank and have been able to greatly reduce her dose since I started rotating injection sites.
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