The First Insulin Approved to Manage Canine and Feline Diabetes Mellitus

Manage Diabetes with Vetsulin®(porcine insulin zinc suspension)

Vetsulin® assists with proper treatment and management of dogs and cats with diabetes.

Health Management

Achieve glycemic control and reduce signs of diabetes.

Pet Safety

The first FDA-approved insulin for use in dogs and cats with diabetes.

Administration

Use either a U-40 Insulin Syringe, or VetPen® with Vetsulin® cartridge.

Proven Effective for Over 25 Years*

Vetsulin has proven safety and efficacy for the management of diabetes mellitus in dogs and cats.

Vetsulin®

Features

  • Created specifically for use in dogs and cats
  • Controls blood glucose levels
  • Minimizes risk of anti-insulin antibodies14

Two Options

Vetsulin®

  • 10mL vial
  • Use with U-40 insulin syringe

VetPen®

  • 2.7mL cartridge
  • Convenient pen design

Support Your Patient’s Health

Help your staff educate pet parents about diabetes, including signs of diabetes, how it affects their pet, and how to lower the risk of long-term complications.

Vetsulin Dosing & Administration

View information about starting and regulating Vetsulin, including dosage adjustment, feeding schedules, and administration instructions.

Understanding Diabetes Mellitus

Learn more about classification, etiology, pathogenesis, and symptoms seen in pets with diabetes.

Diagnosis & Management

Learn the clinical signs and related diseases, as well as management for uncomplicated and complicated cases of diabetes.

Monitoring & Control

See monitoring protocols utilizing urine testing and blood testing, including glucose curves, and information for nutrition.

Help Your Practice Manage Diabetes Mellitus

View and download resources and tools that will assist your hospital, inform your team, and help with clients.

Blood Glucose Curve Generator

Create a blood glucose curve to monitor and evaluate diabetes treatments.

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Client Discharge Form

Create a customized, printable form for clients about their new diagnosis.

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Diabetes Resources

Access online tools and more to support staff and pet parents.

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*Vetsulin® is sold as Caninsulin® outside of the United States.

Important Safety Information:
Vetsulin® should not be used in dogs known to have a systemic allergy to pork or pork products. Vetsulin is contraindicated during periods of hypoglycemia. Keep out of reach of children. As with all insulin products, careful patient monitoring for hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia is essential to attain and maintain adequate glycemic control and prevent associated complications. Overdosage can result in profound hypoglycemia and death. The safety and effectiveness of Vetsulin in puppies, breeding, pregnant, and lactating dogs has not been evaluated. See package insert for full information regarding contraindications, warnings, and precautions.

References: 

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