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I have a diabetic dog whose fed every twelve hours and given

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Hi I have a diabetic dog whose fed every twelve hours and given ten unitss of caninsulin. H3 is always really hungry at his second feed 7.30 pm can I feed him earlier?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 2 years ago.
Welcome! I am Dr. Altman, a licensed veterinarian and I am happy to answer your questions.
You can feed and give insulin a little earlier, I have clients who do the insulin at 10 hour intervals because of their work and they do just fine. As long as the bigger meal is administered immediately prior to the insulin and you monitor for any signs of trembling, shakiness and if this does occur it would be best to keep the hours close to the 12 longterm but again I have a few clients with diabetic pets that have work schedules that only permit a 10 hour period between (and 14 hours overnight) and they do just fine.
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Thank you.

Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 2 years ago.
You are very welcome, if you have any additional questions please do not hesitate to ask!