Insulin for Dogs

Help manage diabetes in your canine with diabetes medicine & insulin. Chewy carries many diabetes treatment options, including insulin and prescription dog diabetes medication that can be given orally.

Only your vet can diagnose diabetes and prescribe a proper treatment regimen for your dog. Your veterinarian will perform certain tests to determine the extent of the issue and may suggest a dietary intervention before starting a prescription medication.

Treatments for diabetes often include insulin injections you give your dog at home. Some vets may prescribe an oral diabetes medication like glipizide instead of insulin, depending on the severity of the disease and whether you are able to adopt an insulin injection treatment regimen for your dog.

Diabetes can predispose your dog to secondary issues like infections, so your vet may prescribe prescription medicine like antibiotics to help with these. You can order these along with your diabetes medications, syringes and glucose testing supplies in the Chewy pet pharmacy, plus we carry diabetes medicine & insulin for cats with diabetes, too. Shop for your diabetes medicine & insulin online at Chewy—we have most of the major brands and generics and everything else you need for your diabetic pup!

Frequently Asked Questions About Insulin for Dogs

How do I get dog diabetes medicine and insulin prescriptions online at Chewy Pharmacy?

Get dog diabetes medicine and insulin prescriptions online at Chewy Pharmacy by getting an exam, tests and prescription from your vet. Then, go online and add the appropriate prescription product to your cart. At checkout, you will be able to add your pet’s name and vet contact info so Chewy can verify the prescription on your behalf. That’s all you need to do to order your prescription canine diabetes medication online.

What prescription dog diabetes medicine is best?

The best prescription diabetes medicine for your canine should be determined by your vet. Vetsulin and ProZinc are commonly prescribed for dogs, but brands like Lantus may be suggested instead. Some vets will prescribe an oral diabetes medication instead of insulin, especially if at-home insulin therapy is not possible. Talk to your vet about your options and follow all recommended treatment protocols closely.

What dog breeds are more likely to develop diabetes?

Dog breeds more likely to develop diabetes include cocker spaniels, dachshunds, Doberman pinschers, German shepherds, golden retrievers, Labrador retrievers, Pomeranians and terriers. Any dog breed can develop diabetes, and diabetes becomes more common as dogs get older. Even younger dogs can develop diabetes mellitus, however, so be sure to visit your vet if you notice the clinical symptoms in your canine.

What are the signs that my dog has diabetes?

The signs that your dog may have diabetes include excessive thirst and urination, weight loss despite increased appetite, decreased appetite, cloudy eyes and chronic or recurring infections including skin and urinary tract infections. See your veterinarian if your dog exhibits any of these symptoms, as they may signal diabetes or another serious illness.

How do I give my dog an insulin shot?

Give your dog an insulin shot by following the instructions given to you by your vet. You will need to draw up the right dose into the syringe and then inject it at a 45-degree angle into a fold of skin that you will need to lift up on your dog’s back or shoulders. Your vet can demonstrate the correct technique and suggest tips for making the process easier, and you can find instructional videos online, as well. Always give insulin shots after your dog has eaten to avoid dangerous blood sugar drops.

How do I set up Autoship for my prescription dog diabetes medicine and insulin?

Set up Autoship for your prescription diabetes medicine and insulin by selecting Autoship when you check out. Then, choose the frequency of your deliveries. Once you set up Autoship, you can cancel or change your preferences any time you want. You must have a valid prescription or refills on file with Chewy for Autoship deliveries to occur. If we do not have a prescription, or if your prescription is expiring soon, one of our team members will reach out to your vet to obtain the necessary information. You will always have your dog’s diabetes medications on hand with Autoship from Chewy!