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Q. IF MY DOG TOOK INSULIN (7 UNITS TWICE A DAY) FOR SIX WEEKS N HE DID NOT HAVE DIABETES COULD THAT HAVE KILLED HIM?

A. Insulin helps the body absorb glucose so that it can be used as energy. Too much insulin, or insulin in a non diabetic can cause hypoglycemia. Symptoms include weakness, altered mental status, seizures and in rare cases, death.

Answered By
DR. JENNIFER LADD, DVM

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