Dogs with Diabetes

Dogs with Diabetes

The classic symptoms of diabetes in dogs are excessive thirst, increased urination, and weight loss despite normal or increased food consumption. Acute-onset blindness resulting from cataracts can also be a sign. The diagnosis is easy to confirm with simple tests for glucose (sugar) in the blood and urine. Dogs, just like humans, experience pain and we aim to alleviate the pain associated with needles. If you want to provide your dog with leading care, think about purchasing insulin autoinjector for dogs that will deliver accurate doses of insulin without pain to your dog.

How to Utilise the Insulin Autoinjector?

Liquid medications are transferred into the needle-free nozzle/syringe via adapters. There are 5 different adapters available to suit all types of injectable liquid from any type of pen, vial or cartridge. The needle-free nozzle/syringe can contain up to 0.5ml per single injection. After loading the injector, the liquid medication in the nozzle/syringe is propelled effortlessly as a small jet into the body via a spring-action.

The liquid medication disperses into the subcutaneous tissue via the path of least resistance, in a cone-like shape. No sharp needles are penetrating through delicate skin and tissue. This reduces the likelihood of tissue damage, the formation of scar tissue and the chance of developing lipo-hypertrophy (lumps under the skin caused by multiple injections in the same area of skin over an extended period or reusing the same needle without correct sterilization). This can be utilised for animals too. Insulin can be transferred the same way with our insulin for dogs with diabetes auto-injector.

The Comfort-in needle-free injection is fast, safe, quickly absorbed by the body or the animal and ‘virtually’ painless. Needle-phobia and the discomfort of ongoing needle injections is a real barrier for many people or animals who require ongoing medical care.

Converting U40 Insulin Units for U100 Insulin Syringes

What is the difference between a U40 insulin syringe and a U100. Well the main difference is that the markings measurements are for different concentration of insulin. U40 insulin has 40 units of insulin in every ml and the U100 has 100 units. Therefore when converting from a U40 syringe to a U100 syringe you are required to multiply your U40 units by 2.5.

40 x 2.5 = 100

Neve does U100 insulin with a U40 syringe, you will put your animals life in danger. Consult your vet if you need more information.

Below is a conversion chart with calculations already done.

U40 Units of Insulin (Vetsulin)Using a U100 Insulin Syringe
1 unit Vetsulin equals2.5 units on a U100 syringe
2 unit Vetsulin equals>5.0 units on a U100 syringe
3 units Vetsulin equals7.5 units on a U100 syringe
4 units Vetsulin equals10.0 units on a U100 syringe
5 units Vetsulin equals12.5 units on a U100 syringe
6 units Vetsulin equals15 units on a U100 syringe
7 units Vetsulin equals17.5 units on a U100 syringe
8 units Vetsulin equals20 units on a U100 syringe
9 units Vetsulin equals22.5 units on a U100 syringe
10 units Vetsulin equals25 units on a U100 syringe
11 units Vetsulin equals27.5 units on a U100 syringe
12 units Vetsulin equals30 units on a U100 syringe
13 units Vetsulin equals32.5 units on a U100 syringe
14 units Vetsulin equals35 units on a U100 syringe
15 units Vetsulin equals37.5 units on a U100 syringe
16 units Vetsulin equals40 units on a U100 syringe
17 units Vetsulin equals42.5 units on a U100 syringe
18 units Vetsulin equals45 units on a U100 syringe
19 units Vetsulin equals47.5 units on a U100 syringe
20 units Vetsulin equals50 units on a U100 syringe

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Comfort-in™ Needle Free Injector Kit


The Comfort-in™ is a needle-free injection device that is revolutionizing patient comfort by eliminating the need to use painful needles in many situations. In medical and dental centres, it is used for needle-free delivery of medication and local anaesthesia. The Comfort-in™ can be used for over 10,000 injections and it is operated by a self-powered spring.

The starter kit also includes:
  • 1 Certified injector .
  • 1 Pressure lever (injector charger)
  • 10 Nozzles/ syringes
  • 2 Adapter suitable for the selected application
  • 1 User manual
  • 1 Hard carry case

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How did I survive without this ?? Being a T1 Diabetic and suffering from extreme needle-phobia I would often skip my medication simply because I didnt want to inject myself. This device takes the pain and anxiety out of insulin-therapy treatment. I find it very easy to set up and use day to day,takes me about 2-3 minutes start to finish. A dramatic difference from the 30 minutes to a hour it would take me each night to fight my anxiety. Extremely well built and designed. A must have product for anyone that has to use needles on a daily basis.


Needle free insulin for dogs

Terry administers insulin to Benny (the dog) with the Comfort-in™ Click to Learn more

Administer Insulin To Pets with Diabetes

Given the importance of the furry friend in our lives, it can be especially difficult when it comes to administering injections to them. Our pets being in pain makes us feel pained. Also, it is hard for them to be completely still to apply the injections, and this makes the job especially troublesome.

With a needle free delivery, these difficulties will be a thing of the past, no more would we need to “cause pain to be kind”. Needle free insulin delivery (injections) are safe and effective for pets.

Administration on the pet’s abdomen/back is easy to perform.

If your cat or dog has diabetes, the needle-free injection system allows you to administer medicine and other injectables without needles for animals.

Watch the videos for more information.

Tear-free Insulin Injection for Your Pets

Diabetes mellitus is a system malfunction that is common with dogs these days. This disease causes the beta cells of the endocrine pancreas to either stop delivering insulin or will never again create it in enough amount for the pet’s body needs. Insulin injection is still an essential therapy for all pets having diabetes, whether dogs and cats.

Many insulin choices are available for each species. The insulin decided will depend on the individual patient’s needs. Intermediate-acting insulin is usually the first option for dogs, and longer-acting insulin is the right option for cats. However, in both cases, the needle and syringe system is used to give the doses – which is painful not only for the pets but also stressful for the owner. To provide painless dosages, many devices are available – pen devices (which need no particular skill to handle), Though Insulin dosing pens are structured to be used by people with no medical training. They have many features but cannot beat the Needleless injections.

This is the better option so far is the needle-less jet-powered device to help the veterinarian to give the right dosage and effectively, without any pain. These devices are easy to use on pets, and the doses can be measured accurately with desirable treatment – we can also expect good results. Needle-free injecting mechanisms remove the fear and the stress for your pets; dosage control is also easy and simple for administration. This assures that overdosing does not happen; overdosing may cause more harm than good. The risk of breaking the needle inside the body of the restless pet is also avoided. You may log on to our website to get the full details of Comfort-inTM injecting devices– you may either chat with our friendly agent, write an email or look at the videos to help you out.

  • The product is easy to use even by an untrained person.
  • Dosages are well measured, cost-effective
  • The needle-free products have no side effects or don’t cause any pain.

Insulin Conversions: U-40 and U-100

A vial of insulin is a combination of insulin hormone and a sterile liquid, called the diluent. The concentration of the insulin to the diluent determines its strength.

Though U-100 insulin is the most common, insulin may be ordered in a variety of strengths, such as U-40. The “U” value of insulin indicates its strength – the number reflects the number of active insulin units in each mL of liquid. You could think of 100 “units” as 100 tiny pieces of insulin floating in each mL of diluent.

U-100 will have 100 units per mL, and U-40 has 40 units per mL. This means that U-100 has 2.5 times the amount of active insulin per mL, therefore 2.5 times as strong.

Appropriate syringes are made for use with the respective insulin, marked with the correct measure for dosage. We strongly recommend that you use matching insulin and syringes.

However, it is possible to use the below conversion chart to convert from U-40 to U-100 or U-100 to U-40 effortlessly. Simply find the amount that you need to use and find the appropriate conversion in the adjacent column.

Before deciding to use non-matching equipment, make sure you understand the concepts of dilution and units per volume – it is very important for understanding the actual amount of insulin your cat receives. When talking to your vet, make sure you’re telling him the actual amount insulin you’re giving. As an example, let us say you use U-40 insulin in a U-100 syringe and administer shots at the 10 unit mark. Don’t get confused and tell your vet you’re dosing at 10 units – because of the dilution, you’re really only giving 4 units of insulin.