Insulin Injection Technique - for owners of diabetic dogs

Caninsulin vials

Gently mix the Caninsulin by inverting the bottle a few times.

draw up insulin

Fill the syringe slightly past the recommended dose.

remove air bubbles

Remove any small air bubbles by tapping the syringe with your finger.

Depress the plunger up to the correct dose of Caninsulin for your dog.

insulin injection-dog

Draw the dog's skin gently upwards and make a small hollow with your index finger.

injecting insulin-dog

Place the needle in the hollow and push it gently through the skin.

insulin-flank injection

The insulin injection can also be given at other places (e.g. the flank). The choice depends on your veterinary surgeon's preference and what suits you and your pet.

inject insulin dog

After inserting the needle, release the skin and depress the plunger slowly.