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Old 06-11-2017, 03:03 PM
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Default Needle help

I haven't had a diabetic dog in 5 years and now have adopted another diabetic schnauzer. I am having a total brain snap on what needles to get. I know I used BD Ultra Fine and then from there I forget. Can someone share a picture of your bag or help me figure out what I need to buy. We will be using Novolin N. 31gauge or 30gauge, which one was finer? Thanks! Carla
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Old 06-11-2017, 03:10 PM
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Another Schnauzer mom!

I use the Relion 1/2mL (doses up to 50u) 31 gauge short (8mm). The 31g is a finer needle than the 30g. They run about $12.48 for 100 at Walmart . The Novolin N is $24.88 at Walmart as well.

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Daisy 12 1/2 y/o 20lb Mini Schnauzer - 115g chicken breast, 45g chana dal, 55g green beans all chopped in a food processor, 20g Hills Perfect Weight, 1 tbs pumpkin, 8 units Novolin N q12h. Other meds-1/4t d-mannose twice daily, 1 Proviable DC daily, 1 multivitamin, 1/4t ground eggshells each meal, 1200mcg methyl B12 daily, 5mg zyrtec daily
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Old 06-11-2017, 03:19 PM
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KUDOS to you for rescuing another diabetic pooch!!

Your BD Ultra Fine was likely a 31 gauge.

Yea, BD's Ultra Fine is a 31 gauge. As DD10 said, the Walmart ReliOn product is much cheaper and just as good.


BD Ultra-Fine II Insulin Syringe 31 Gauge, 3/10cc, 5/16" Needle - 100ct

Otis Farrell dx'd 12/10, best friend to his dad, Bill, for over 14 years. Left this world while in his dadís loving arms 10/04/13. Sonny Farrell dx'd 1/14, adopted 5/15/14. Left this world while in his dad's loving arms 9/06/16. Run pain free, you Pug guys, til we're together again.

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Old 06-11-2017, 03:28 PM
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Got it! Thanks so much! Off to the store :-)
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Old 06-12-2017, 12:40 PM
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Carla, this is a new adoption? Wow, lady. You were already in saint-hood in my book
Praying for an easy time in finding "regulation."
Patty and Ali 13.5yrs 47lbs diagnosed May '08 Ali earned her wings October 27, 2012, 4 months after diagnosis of a meningioma ~ Time is precious ~
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