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Vetsulin (Porcine Insulin Zinc Suspension)

Dogs and cats suffering from diabetes mellitus can’t metabolize sugar in their bodies properly.  Injectable Vetsulin gives your pet the insulin required to convert glucose into the energy your pet needs.

  • Treats diabetes
  • For cats and dogs
  • Administered by injection

 

Diabetes is a chronic condition in cats and dogs that causes a range of symptoms. But the disease can be managed through diet and with medication like Vetsulin. This veterinary insulin is designed to help cats and dogs maintain the right blood sugar levels. The prescription medication helps the body use glucose properly so your pet has the energy he needs. Vetsulin is injected into the body and must be kept refrigerated.

 

What you should know about Vetsulin:

  • Talk to your veterinarian before using this product.
  • Follow dosing directions exactly - don’t give your pet more medication than directed and don’t skip doses.
  • Used with U-40 insulin syringes.
  • Read the label carefully for information about storage, possible side effects, and drug interactions.

 

For additional information about Vetsulin, click the “More Information” and “Package Insert” tabs above. 

Vetsulin requires overnight shipping.

 
Please provide a shipping address where someone will be available to take possession of the package and refrigerate if necessary.
 

Vetsulin's Client Information Sheet opens in a new window.

You can find a package label which provides more detailed information on Vetsulin's indications, forms of administration, and side effects, along with other clinical information, by following the link below:

Vetsulin Package Label*

 

Vetsulin's package insert does not take the place of instructions from your veterinarian. Talk to your pet’s veterinarian or pharmacist if you do not understand the information provided in this document or if you have any questions about Vetsulin insulin for dogs and cats.

 

*This link opens in a new window.

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  • Q:

    Does the Vetsulin come in a larger bottle?
    Asked on 4/11/2015 by Ed10 from Petaluma, CA, United States

    1 answer

    • A:

      No, the 10ml vial is the largest size it comes in.

      Thank you,
      VetRxDirect

      Answered on 4/14/2015 by VetRxDirect
  • Q:

    Can this be used instead of humulin n for my dog?
    Asked on 3/19/2015 by daisy4900 from nj

    1 answer

    • A:

      Vetsulin is a porcine based, prescription veterinary insulin used in the treatment of diabetes in dogs and cats. Vetsulin is classified as an intermediate acting insulin similar to Humulin N. Per the manufacturers website, Vetsulin is the only FDA-approved veterinary product for the management of diabetes in dogs and cats. The amino acid sequence of porcine insulin is exactly the same as insulin naturally produced by canines and similar to feline insulin. Your veterinarian may choose to utilize other forms of intermediate insulin including Humulin N and Novolin N. This choice of what type of insulin to use is best determined by your veterinarian. It is recommended that you contact your veterinarian to determine the best insulin therapy for your dog.

      Thank you,
      VetRxDirect

      Answered on 3/30/2015 by VetRxDirect
  • Q:

    WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE 40 UNITS, 10 ML.....  OPPOSED TO THE 10 ML WITHOUT THE 40 UNITS? 
    Asked on 12/20/2014 by MARIQUITA from Canton, GA, United States

    1 answer

    • A:

      Mariquita,

      The vetsulin we carry has 40 units/mL and is a 10mL vial. We are unaware of any other Vetsulin that is not dosed as the 40 units/mL. You may want to contact the company you are seeing that on to see what their Vetsulin is. It may just be that the 40 units is not displayed in the title.

      Thank you,
      VetRxDirect

      Answered on 12/22/2014 by VetRxDirect from VetRxDirect
  • Q:

    Do Walmart have ProZinc insulin
    Asked on 12/19/2014 by deszkas

    1 answer

    • A:

      We are not sure if that is something Walmart carries. You will need to contact Walmart.

      Thank you,
      VetRxDirect

      Answered on 12/22/2014 by VetRxDirect from VetRxDirect
  • Q:

    Is this product equivalent to ProZinc Cat Insulin 10ml?
    Asked on 8/24/2014 by jeter from Palenville, NY, United States

    1 answer

    • A:

      Jeter,

      Vetsulin and ProZinc Cat Insulin are two different types of insulin and are not equivalent but are both insulin therapies used for diabetes. Please contact your veterinarian to determine whether or not one insulin can be used in replace of the other for your cat.

      Thank you,
      VetRxDirect

      Answered on 9/3/2014 by VetRxDirect from VetRxDirect
  • Q:

    How do I obtain the 10% discount offer ?
    Asked on 2/24/2014 by Carlton from Winter Park, Florida, United States

    1 answer

    • A:

      Carlton,

      We have a couple of different coupons that can be used on orders. By signing up for the email newsletter, you will receive a coupon just for signing up for 10% off an order, and through the newsletter you'll continue to receive coupons periodically. We also have a first time customer coupon that takes $10 off an order over $50 when the order is placed through an account - which all prescription orders have to be.

      The first time customer coupon code is homepage

      Thank you,
      VetRxDirect

      Answered on 2/27/2014 by VetRxDirect from VetRxDirect
  • Q:

    you advertised that free shipping over 39.00 i ck'd an order and it was charging me shipping ...why...the order cost 39.99
    Asked on 2/7/2014 by michelmun5 from canaan,n.h. 03741

    1 answer

    • A:

      michelmun5,

      While free shipping is available on most orders, a few products do require a shipping charge. Insulin for example is shipped in a cooler, on ice, with next day service after a veterinarian's approval. Therefore, we are unable to supply a free shipping option.

      These charges are cleared displayed during checkout and on the e-mailed receipt sent to customers immediately after an order is placed. We're sorry for any confusion on this matter.

      Thank you,
      VetRxDirect

      Answered on 2/11/2014 by VetRxDirect
  • Q:

    What is difference between sky - 18896 & 18897?  Is one 100 syringes & one 500 (case)?
    Asked on 1/10/2014 by PamD from Colorado, United States

    1 answer

    • A:

      Pam,

      If you are asking about how many syringes come in a particular package, that is indicated with each product description. The vetsulin-branded monoject syringes come in 100-count packages. Some of the other syringe options come in smaller count packages, however, your pet's veterinarian is the best resource for helping you decide which syringe size, needle gauge, and needle length is right for the insulin dose you're administering.

      Thank you,
      VetRxDirect

      Answered on 1/14/2014 by VetRxDirect from VetRxDirect
  • Q:

    1. Where does your company operate out of? Corporate office?2 I am looking for vetsulin FOR MY SOG. How will it be before I receive it once I have placed my order?3 Your Vetsulin is provided by who? Merck or another company?Thanks
    Asked on 12/11/2013 by karen

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    • A:

      Karen,

      Our pharmacy is located in Coralville, Iowa, and all of our orders are shipped out of Coralville.

      The length of time a prescription order can take varies some.  For a typical order, once it is placed, we will fax over to your pet's veterinarian for the prescription, and generally receive those back within one to two business days, depending on the clinic.  Because insulin is a refrigerated medication, it requires Next Day shipping, so if we have the prescription back from the veterinarian before our shipping cut-off, those orders ship that day for delivery the next day.  We do not ship insulins on Friday (unless you choose to upgrade to Saturday Delivery) as FedEx does not consider Saturday a deliverable business day for expedited shipping. 

      If your clinic does not authorize faxed prescriptions, they may issue a written prescription for the medication, in which case, that prescription would need to be mailed to us, which can add several additional days to the order.

      Vetsulin is manufactured by Merck, and we receive all of our medications and over-the-counter items from licensed United States distributors.

      Thank you,

      VetRxDirect

      Answered on 12/12/2013 by VetRxDirect
  • Q:

    I know this product was pulled from the market a few years age because of formulation consistency problems. Is this a new reformulated and approved product? Thank you.
    Asked on 11/28/2013 by DONALD

    1 answer

    • A:

      Donald,

      The details of the previous manfacturing issues with Vetsulin can be found best explained on the manufacturer website here.

      If you have any further questions or concerns about the manufacture of Vetsulin, you can contact the manufacturer here.

      Thank you,

      VetRxDirect

      Answered on 11/29/2013 by VetRxDirect
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Great Service!

Our 9 year old Min Pin, JD (short for Juvenile Delinquent), was diagnosed with diabetes about 11 months ago, requiring two insulin (he was prescribed Vetsulin) shots per day. Our vet...Read complete review

Our 9 year old Min Pin, JD (short for Juvenile Delinquent), was diagnosed with diabetes about 11 months ago, requiring two insulin (he was prescribed Vetsulin) shots per day. Our vet could supply us with Vetsulin, but said it would be less expensive if we found it elsewhere. I checked out a few websites, but this one was the easiest to use. I always order this and the accompanying needles and the service is excellent. We do have to pay extra for the shipping because the insulin must be refrigerated, but it always arrives on the second day after I order it and is well packaged with the insulin nice and cool. As a nice touch, they add to the box, a dog treat and a hand signed "thank you" card. I will continue to buy JD's insulin and supplies from this site because of their outstanding quick and personalized service!

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Vetsulin no more effective than Novulin

My vet recommended vetsulin because my dog's blood sugar could not get stable on the 25 dollars a vial N Insulin I was buying at walmart. Vetsulin doubled my monthly cost of giving my...Read complete review

My vet recommended vetsulin because my dog's blood sugar could not get stable on the 25 dollars a vial N Insulin I was buying at walmart. Vetsulin doubled my monthly cost of giving my dog insulin and his blood sugar is now just as unstable as ever. Vetsulin cost is 39 dollars a bottle plus 18 dollars for shipping in ice, whether you buy 1 or 5 vials. Plus Vetsulin vial contain 400 units for 39 dollars. Novulin N bottles contain 1000 units for 25 dollars. So although we are using somewhat less insulin for my dog, the monthly cost as nearly doubled and had no real improvement in his blood sugar stability. But because it costs so much to ship it I bought 5. Well guess what? I checked with them before they shipped it. I bought in December and the expiry was March... 4 months! I had them delay shipping all the bottles but even their new supply, they claimed was expiring in Mar.

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Vet RxDirect beats pony express!

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from Santa Fe, NM, USA

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I made a recent order from them on a Monday at 8 am. The order arrived the next day at 3:30 pm. These folks are simply amazing!

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Great Service, Great Prices

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from Petaluma, CA, USA

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Found out 5 months my dog was diabetic.
Was buying Vetsulin through my vet & found out about Vetrxdirect & so glad i did. Finding & buying a product was very easy. I needed next day service. It came by noon & freezer packed. Even with next day shipping i still saved $70 on 3 bottles over what the vet charged. Great Service & Prices. I recommend
Vetrxdirect to everyone !

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Vetsulin for my dog

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I buy Vetsulin for my dog, it is good service and process quick, price is good.

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I have been using Vetsulin for well over a year for my 9 yo Yorkshire Terrier, Gabriella. Her daily numbers vary ratically with no obvious reason after exhausting all available tests and I find this insulin has kept her on a steady keel.

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Great price!

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from Rome, GA, USA

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Costs a lot less than buying at the vet. This is a big help since we have several elderly cats and they require several vet visits a year. Any time we can save money is great!

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Does its job!

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from Orange County, CA, USA

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My Eskimo is diabetic and requires insulin shots 2x/day. I have been using Vetsulin for over a year now to manage his diabetes.

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Missed it while it was gone .... true solution

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from Northern, AL

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Our Tuffie has been on Vetsulin for over 10 years. When it was off the market, we had to move to a more expensive product to keep him balanced. While we wish it was a little more affordable, it's still 1/2 the price of the commercial off the shelf product and it works great.

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Amazing!! Super fast and excellent customer servic

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from Dayton, TN, USA

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Our fur baby has diabetes and I had no clue wherever go for her meds vet Rx direct has it all. I also get all of our dogs flea/tick meds too.

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When we found out our dog, Molly Rose, was diabetic it broke our hearts. She was always healthy and a lively little thing. When our vetrenarian said she needed to be put on medication, I needed to know where to get it at a good price and to be able to trust the product. VetRXDirect was recommended by the vetrenarian and we are very happy with their diabetic medication. Molly Rose is back to her normal self and we are happy to see her so lively again.

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I been buying my vetsulin insulin for awhile now. Product...

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I been buying my vetsulin insulin for awhile now. Product is awesome and shipping is fast. Mahalo

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