Insulin injections and meal times

The aim of set meal and injection times is that the glucose peak after a meal and the peak action of insulin coincide. This prevents severe fluctuations in blood glucose levels.

Discuss the feeding regime that will best suit you and your dog with your veterinary surgeon.


General recommendations are:

  • Dogs that receive 1 daily insulin injection
    One third of the daily ration is fed when the insulin is injected and the remaining ration is fed to coincide with the lowest blood glucose concentration, around 6-8 hours later.
  • Dogs that receive two daily insulin injections
    Half the daily food ration and an insulin injection are given at 12 hourly intervals.