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Prozinc Insulin U-40 Syringes are specially made syringes used to inject insulin to cats.
WHAT THIS PRODUCT CURES
Prozinc Insulin U-40 Syringes are used to safely and conformable inject pets which require insulin.
Insulin is an essential hormone of the body, needed to aid in cellular functions. In the body, insulin allows glucose to enter the cells which is the key component for manufacturing energy. Insulin, if allowed into the cell, will allow breakdown of fatty acids, proteins, and glycogen to be used by the body. The absence of insulin entering the cells, the glucose will build up in the blood causing an overload to the kidneys. Diabetes mellitus is characterized by an absence of insulin which is normally produced by the endocrine system of the pancreas.
There are two subcategories for diabetes; insulin deficient diabetes and insulin resistant diabetes. Insulin resistant diabetes is usually caused by a hormonal drug or medical condition which transforms the body to resist the needed insulin. Insulin deficient diabetes is a destruction of the cells which produce the insulin; these cells are part of the pancreas.
Diabetes mellitus takes over the body quickly and tends to affect the cats of older age, which makes a veterinary visit at the at most importance. A cat affected by this condition will display a number of symptoms and signs of contraction. The signs to look for include; loss of body weight, increased thirst, excessive hunger, and increased urination. After time the symptoms will worsen resulting in vomiting, depression, lethargy, and anorexia. Signs the veterinarian will take note of are; obesity, cataracts of the eye, infection of the kidney or bladder, and an enlarged liver.
Pet aliments of a cat with Diabetes Mellitus include; loss of body weight, excessive hunger, increased thirst, cataracts of the eye, increased urination, depression, vomiting, lethargy, anorexia, infection of the kidney or bladder, obesity, and an enlarged liver.
PETS WITH ALIMENTS
RELATIVE INFO ON BREED MOST ASSOCIATED WITH THIS AILMENT
Experts report every 1 in 500 cats are diagnosed with Diabetes Mellitus. Male cats, cats which are overweight and those of older age have all been reported at a higher risk. Only one breed has been reported to develop Diabetes commonly than others, the Burmese cat.
QUESTIONS FOR MY VET
1.Why are the U-40 syringes only used in felines?
Syringes are made to coincide with a pet’s size. The size of the syringe also matches the size of the needle. A syringe made for a large dog, for example, would be too large for a cat.
2. What would happen if I used a larger needle that the U-40?
Injected under the skin with a large syringe could cause bruising, pain, bleeding, and accidental injection to a nerve or major blood vessel.
3. Could I reuse a syringe to save money?
Never re-use syringes. After injecting your cat, blood clots within the tip of the needle. This blood clot re-entering the cat’s body can cause great complications. This process could also lead to infection.
4. Why do syringes need to be disposed of in a specialized container?
The contents which remain in the syringe after injection can be hazardous to other animals if disposed of within the trash.
5. While injecting my cat, some of her blood entered a cut I had on my hand. So I need to be aware of blood transmitted disease?
Unless your cat has rabies, you do not need to be concerned. Unlike the human world, blood cannot harm humans even if it is contaminated. On a side note; a pet’s urine can harm humans if disease is present.
6. How does my veterinarian evaluate a Diabetic condition?
Clinical signs, urinary and blood analysis will determine a diabetic condition. An enlarged liver can also point to Diabetes.
7. Aside from the insulin injections, what else will I need to chance to aid my cat’s Diabetes?
Veterinarians commonly prescribe a high fiber diet for Diabetic cats.
8. When should I administer the insulin to my cat?
Administer injections every day at the same time, coinciding with meals.
Keep product out of the hands of children.
Product is not intended for human use.
Product is to be used with veterinary consent.
Read the entire content of the label before each use.
Products handled improperly can become hazardous to both humans and animals. Read label instructions carefully and follow accordingly.
PET: Not to be used in pregnant or lactating females. Never reuse syringes or re-sterilize syringes.
HUMANS: Syringes are made according to feline weight and size measurements; they are not intended for humans. Never use your pet’s syringe.
If Swallowed: If syringe/needle is swallowed by a child, immediately find an emergency center. Do not encourage individual to vomit as this process could tear internal structures.
Storage and disposal
Storage: Store product away from children at room temperature.
Disposal: Dispose un-used or empty containers as directed on the label. Never re-use containers and always recycle or dispose. If you have any questions, contact your local medical waste agency for directions or contact 1-800-CLEANUP for additional information.
BRAND VS GENERIC COMPARISON
A variety of insulin syringes are available on the market. Generic products contain the same active ingredients as their brand name comparisons. Brand name comparisons may be more costly than generic brands, but storage regulations are strictly followed. Through proper storage and good handling, generic equivalents work at the same effect rate as name brand products.
How it Works
The U-40 Syringe is a sterile syringe used by veterinarians for insulin injections.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
Roll medication bottle between hands in order to mix solution. DO NOT SHAKE.
Use U-40 syringe for administration.
Puncture top portion of bottle with syringe needle.
Tip bottle downward and pull needle plunger back to appropriate markings.
Give medication subcutaneously (under skin).
Locate the scruff between the shoulder blades of the cat.
Insert needle in one side of scruff and inject.
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION:
Pet Weight Dosage Recommended Guidelines*
Cats: All weights U-40 syringe only administer insulin according to vet instructions. If dose is up to 12 units, U-40 .3cc (3/10) syringe
If dose is 12.5-20 units, U-40 .5cc (1/2) syringe
If dose is 20.5-40 units, use U-40 1cc syringe
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