Insulin Pen Needles Rx
Starting At $27.77

Insulin Pen Needles Rx

  • Usually ships within one business day with veterinary approval.

  • Requires veterinary authorization.

  • Your pet's veterinarian will provide directions for use.

What are UltiCare Insulin Pen Needles for Dogs and Cats?

  • Insulin is a hormone that is naturally produced by the pancreas to convert sugar (glucose) in the blood to energy for the body.
  • Diabetic animals are either unable to produce their own insulin or cannot use it properly. 
  • Insulin injections help treat diabetes in cats and dogs by normalizing the glucose level in the blood.
  • Insulin pen needles can be used on insulin pens to administer this important drug.
  • These insulin pen needles are designed to attach to the end of insulin pens such as the Basaglar KwikPen, Humalog KwikPen, Humulin N KwikPen, Lantus SoloStar, Levemir FlexTouch, and NovoLog FlexPen.
  • For safe and easy disposal, these needles come with a built-in sharps container.

Why do cats and dogs use Pen Needles?

  • Insulin is prescribed to dogs and cats with diabetes mellitus to help lower their blood sugar.
  • Insulin is an ongoing, supportive treatment for diabetes.
  • Insulin must be injected subcutaneously, or below the skin, using a syringe or an insulin pen and pen needle.

What else should I know about Pen Needles?

  • VetRxDirect requires a prescription from a veterinarian to dispense pen needles.
  • Insulin pens are sold separately.
  • VetRx pen needles are pet-labeled versions of the same pen needles.
  • These pen needles come in sharps containers come to use to safely dispose of used pen needles.
  • 32 gauge needles have a smaller circumference than 31 gauge and 29 gauge needles.
  • 31 gauge needles have a smaller circumference than 29 gauge needles.
  • 5/32 inch needles are shorter than 5/16, 1/4, or 1/2 inch needles.
  • 5/16 inch needles are shorter than 1/4 or 1/2 inch needles.
  • 1/4 inch needles are shorter than 1/2 inch needles.

What problems could my dog or cat have with Pen Needles?

  • Insulin pens do not typically allow dosing of half-units.
  • If your dog or cat needs half-units, you will not be able to use pen needles with your insulin pen.
  • Insulin syringes can also be used to draw from insulin pens, using the pen as a vial.
  • Some insulin pens must be primed before they inject.
  • Pen needles can be too short or too thin to deliver insulin doses effectively to some cats and dogs with long hair or thick skin.

How do you use Pen Needles?

  • Each pen needles should be used one time only.
  • Pen needles attach to the end of the insulin pen. The dose is dialed on the pen, and then the pen is used with the needle to inject the insulin dose.
  • Contact your local waste management or check SafeNeedleDisposal.org on how to dispose of the container properly.

What is in Pen Needles?

  • UltiCare pen needles are latex-free and feature a silicone coated barrel and tri-beveled tip for injection comfort.
  • Sold by box of 100 pen needles.

Will I get what I see in the picture?

  • UltiCare is a brand name. You will receive the exact brand that you request.

Is it important for my dog or cat to finish all of the Pen Needles?

  • Dogs and cats may use insulin and pen needles for different lengths of time. Please consult your veterinarian if you have any questions.