View Single Post
Old 11-19-2017, 05:29 AM
MikeMurphy's Avatar
MikeMurphy MikeMurphy is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Western New York
Posts: 776
Default Re: Levemir?

Wow. Like everyone is saying, 20 units of Levemir twice a day is way to much for a 72 lb dog. Even 10 units twice daily may be way too high.

The normal starting dose for a 72 lb dog, using NPH, would be around 14 units. With Levemir being 4 times more powerful than NPH, the starting dose for Levemir would be around 4 units twice daily.
Lily is a 62 lb English Setter, born 07-27-2007.
Diabetes: Aug 2013 - Hypothyroidism: Dec 2013 - Cataract Surgery: Feb 2014
Insulin: Novolin R/N mix - Meter: ReliOn Prime
Nulo Adult Trim Cod & Lentils, Pumpkin, FortiFlora, Dasuquin, Thyroxine
Reply With Quote