How To Prepare an Insulin Syringe to Inject a Diabetic Cat


hello I'm dr. Mike today we're going to

learn how to prepare an insulin syringe

to inject your diabetic cat will visit

Lisa who has a diabetic cat on insulin

to watch her prepare the syringe there

are a few things you need to know about

preparing an insulin syringe to inject a

diabetic cat there's more than one type

of insulin syringe so be sure you use

the right one if you use the wrong type

of syringe your cat could get the wrong

amount of insulin and that could be very

dangerous in this case Lisa is using

pros Inc a u4t insulin made just for

cats therefore she will be using a u4t

syringe like this you can see how the

syringes marked with numbers indicating

units of insulin be sure you're giving

your cat the number of units prescribed

by your veterinarian and by the way

don't ever try to adjust your cat's

insulin dosage on your own always follow

the advice of your veterinarian to

prepare your cat's insulin dose first

take the insulin vial out of the

refrigerator and gently roll it between

your hands to mix the insulin this also

warms it up a little so the injection

will be more comfortable for your cat

now take the syringe and remove the caps

from the plunger and the needle pull the

plunger back to the number of units your

veterinarian prescribed for your cat

this is going to inject four units of

prosing so she pulls the plunger back to

the four unit mark stick the needle into

the top of the insulin vial and push the

plunger all the way in to inject air

into the vial with the needle still

inserted turn the vial upside down look

to make sure that tip of the needle is

all the way submerged in the liquid so

you won't draw air into the syringe now

slowly pull back the plunger again but

this time go a few units past the dose

you can see Lisa's drawing about seven

units into the syringe while you still

have the needle and serve it in the vial

look for any big air bubbles in the

syringe if you see any just tap the side

of the syringe gently with your finger

to release them now slowly push the

plunger back into the prescribed dose in

this case four units take your finger

off the plunger and pull the needle out

of the vial the syringe is now ready for

the injection

I hope this information has been helpful

now let you know how to fill the insulin

syringe please watch our vet vid video

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an insulin injection thanks for watching