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Re: [IP] Re: Syringes & pets and insulin

Actually, yes Lantus does work well with a dog, the lack of severe 
peaking is a big help. The folks across the street have 'coon, they are 
indeed huge kitties..... He's on 16 U a day, so in the lantus, they 
usually drop the TDD by 20% to start out with. Conan needs only 
slightly less and I still split the dose to twice a day as it doesn't 
give him the 1 dose=24 hours. We also don't use backup shots of reg or 

On Jan 18, 2005, at 6:11 AM, email @ redacted wrote:

My cat is on NPH, 8 units am, 8 units pm (he weighs 19 lbs and is a 
Coon cat - they are large).  He's doing ok with that, but just ok, NPH 
is so
peaky.  Have you had success with the Lantus?  It's way more expensive, 
but I
  wonder if it wouldn't be a better option. I'd have to teach my vet 
about it,
that's ok, teaching doctors is what diabetics do, isn't it?
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