To the Editor:
I just wondered how many pet owners in this town have run into a problem with treating their diabetic animals? The problem I am referring to is finding syringes small enough to give them their insulin. For some reason, no pharmacy in this town seems to stock our vet recommended 29 gauge, 1/2 inch needles. I finally had to resort to ordering from Amazon. I cannot be the only one that finds this frustrating. Our dog requires 6 1/2 units twice a day. Therefore, the syringes need only to be 0.3 ml, or 30 units. We keep being told to keep our business in town, but how can we? This is a basic need. We have no problem getting his insulin, but it’s pretty bad that we can’t get the syringes to match, and we’ve tried using the 30 gauge, 5/16 inch ones. The problem is you have to be damn sure you’re giving a skin shot, and not a fur shot, hence the advantage of a 1/2 inch needle.
Thanks for letting me vent.