One shot a day

Discussion in 'Prozinc / PZI' started by rlindsey, Apr 7, 2021.

  1. rlindsey

    rlindsey New Member

    Mar 8, 2021
    Question about Prozinc. My vet has my cat on one shot a day of Prozinc. Does anyone else give their cat just one shot of insulin a day?
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  2. Deb & Wink

    Deb & Wink Well-Known Member

    Jan 31, 2013
    No, any insulin for cats does not work for the full 24 hours. Cats need 2 doses of insulin a day, because of their faster metabolisms.

    Dogs can do well on only 1 dose of insulin a day. But not cats.

    Are you home testing? You could see the BG levels going up and staying up if you were home testing.
  3. ohbell

    ohbell Well-Known Member

    Apr 21, 2011
    HI there, kitties use insulin 2 times per day. How much are you shooting on the one shot?
  4. rlindsey

    rlindsey New Member

    Mar 8, 2021
    Hi, I am about to start home testing. I was giving him 1 shot of 6 units in the morning and before that it was 5 units for the last month. I got some advice from a lady in a fb group to start doing 1 unit twice a day and I am going to start
    home testing this week.
  5. Shelley & Jess

    Shelley & Jess Member

    Jan 23, 2020
    Oh goodness! Yes please, post some numbers when you get them - better yet if you could get your signature and a spreadsheet set up that'll really help us help you.

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