Pets that require injectable insulin are often best cared for when boarding in a veterinary environment. The Veterinarian staff is better equipped to make adjustments to medications and feedings should the need arise. A pet that receives injectable insulin at home without issue may respond differently when away. While Veterinarian boarding is the ideal scenario, we understand that this may not always be possible. Select Kennelwood locations are equipped to administer injectable medications when necessary. We will make every attempt to administer the insulin however, there are several things can cause us to need further direction/ be unsuccessful.
- The pet is not eating. (Pets must eat before receiving insulin.)
- The pet is displaying aggression and could pose a safety risk to staff.
- The pet is exhibiting symptoms of irregular blood glucose.
We will contact you if we have any issues administering insulin to your pet. It is very important that we have a good phone number to reach you as well as an alternative emergency contact that is familiar with best next steps for your pet.
If we cannot get in touch with you or the emergency contact, we will contact your Veterinarian for direction. If needed, we will take your pet to the Veterinarian for an office visit or to board if necessary.