Tools & Resources

Downloads, Materials, Forms, and “How To”
Videos for Vetsulin® and VetPen®

Share these tools and resources with hospital staff and clients to help manage your pet diabetes.

Glucose Curve Generator

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

Customized Client Discharge Form

Provide clients with all the information needed to care for their newly diagnosed pet.

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Downloadable Materials and Links

Access savable and shareable materials for hospital and client use.

Vetsulin® & VetPen® Administration Videos

Giving an injection using Vetsulin® VetPen® for dogs

Vetsulin Administration Video – Canine (dog) Diabetes
How to administer Vetsulin and VetPen for dogs.
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Vetsulin® Instructions Step 4 - Feline dosage check for leaks and air bubbles

8 IU VetPen Prep, Assembly & Administration
How to prep, assemble, and administer the
8 IU VetPen to a cat or dog.
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VetPen® preparation, hold pointed upwards

8 IU VetPen Prep & Assembly
How to prep and assemble the 8 IU VetPen.
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VetPen® administration of the 8 IU. Insert the needle, then push the release button towards the pen needle

8 IU VetPen Administration
How to administer the 8 IU VetPen to a cat or dog.
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Giving an injection using Vetsulin® VetPen® for cats

Vetsulin Administration Video – Feline (cat) Diabetes
How to administer Vetsulin and VetPen for cats.
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VetPen® video for the preparation, assembly, and administration of the 16 IU

16 IU VetPen Prep, Assembly & Administration
How to prep, assemble, and administer the
16 IU VetPen to a cat or dog.
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VetPen® preparation, hold pointed upwards

16 IU VetPen Prep & Assembly
How to prep and assemble the 16 IU VetPen.
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VetPen® administration of the 16 IU. Insert the needle, then push the release button towards the pen needle

16 IU VetPen Administration
How to administer the 16 IU VetPen to a cat or dog.
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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.

VetPen® User Safety Warning: For use in animals only. Keep out of the reach of children. Avoid contact with eyes. In case of contact, immediately flush eyes with copious amounts of water for at least 15 minutes. Accidental injection may cause clinical hypoglycemia. In case of accidental injection, seek medical attention immediately. Exposure to the product may induce a local or systemic allergic reaction in sensitized individuals.

References:
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