Animal Endocrine Clinic
This blog is written for owners of pets with endocrine disorders, as well as for veterinarians and veterinary staff. For more in-depth discussions of the science behind endocrinology, please read my blog written for veterinarians: Insights into Veterinary Endocrinology.
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Since the FDA approved the use of a new insulin injection pen (VetPen) made by Merck Animal Health last week (1,2), I've received a number of questions from both veterinarians and owners of diabetic pets. Listed below are some of the most common questions with my responses.Do we buy a single VetPen and use it forever? Or does the VetPen have to be replaced after a month or two?The VetPen has been tested for at least 3,000 actuations (i.e., how many times the insulin release button is pressed […]
VetPen, for use with Vetsulin (in USA) and Caninsulin (outside USA)The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first insulin injection pen (VetPen, Merck Animal Health) for diabetic cats and dogs, the agency announced today, March 19, 2014 (1).2 Sizes of VetPensThe VetPen may now be used to administer Vetsulin insulin cartridges, also made by Merck Animal Health. The refillable VetPen automatically measures the prescribed insulin dose and provides the owners of diabetic dogs […]
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