Today’s Veterinary Business Staff
The prescription medication ProZinc may be injected once a day to reduce hyperglycemia and hyperglycemia-associated clinical signs in most diabetic dogs, according to the manufacturer, Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health.
“Once-daily dosing with ProZinc is a breakthrough for pet owners with diabetic dogs,” said Grant Beckett, BVSc, MRCVS, senior associate director of technical marketing at Boehringer Ingelheim. “A single injection can provide consistent and reliable control of clinical signs for 18 to 24 hours in most canine patients.”
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the use of ProZinc (protamine zinc recombinant human insulin) in dogs in early 2019. ProZinc insulin has long been prescribed for cats and administered at 12-hour intervals.
Boehringer Ingelheim provides online resources at bit.ly/3bahzHW for dog owners who need help administering insulin shots at home.
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