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My diabetic dog vomited back his breakfast today. How do I

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My diabetic dog vomited back his breakfast today. How do I care for him till I can see our local vet?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 years ago.
The standard of care is to continue with his regular dose of insulin after one missed meal, halve the dose after two missed meals, and stop administering insulin after three missed meals. You can wait two hours after his last vomiting episode and feed once again but if he vomits that meal as well it's best to fast him until the next scheduled feeding. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.