Caninsulin® (Insulin)

Active ingredient


Drug description

Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas that brings glucose into the cells of the organs so that it can be used as a source of energy.


This medication is used to control diabetes in dogs.


This product should not be used when the blood glucose level is already low (hypoglycemia).

For more information on this subject, it is best to discuss with a veterinarian or consult the monograph that accompanies this product.

Side effects

Caninsulin® can cause hypoglycemia. In addition, redness, itching, or swelling may occur at the injection site.

For more information on other possible side effects, please refer to the monograph that accompanies this product.

Recommended monitoring

The blood glucose level of the animal should be checked regularly by the veterinarian to ensure that the diabetes is controlled adquately.

The general condition of the animal should also be closely monitored, especially during dose changes of Caninsulin®, to promptly detect signs of hypoglycemia: drowsiness, staggering gait, limb stiffness, convulsions, coma, etc.

In contrast, increased thirst, hunger, and urine production along with weight loss may indicate that diabetes is poorly controlled and that a dosage adjustment of Caninsulin® may be required.

Drug interactions

Given the many existing drug interactions between Caninsulin® and other medications, it is important to notify the veterinarian if the animal is already receiving the medication when starting Caninsulin®.




Do not use the product if it is discolored.

It is important to mix the liquid well by inverting the vial a few times before taking the dose.

Thereafter, roll the syringe between your hands to warm the product.

Change sites of injection every time.

Keep out of the reach of children and animals.

In the presence of side effects, contact a veterinarian as soon as possible.