BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), a leading medical technology company, announced today that it has launched BD Pet Syringes veterinary insulin syringes for use with U-40 insulins that are administered to dogs and cats with diabetes.
The main treatment to regulate glucose in diabetic pets is the administration of insulin by injection. To address the insulin requirements of pets, BD’s Pet Syringe was designed with U-40, a smaller concentration insulin, compared to the standard U-100 insulin available for human medicine.
“BD has been committed to improving the lives of people with diabetes for more than 90 years,” said Kenneth Miller, worldwide president of Diabetes Care for BD. “We are delighted to deliver our innovation and quality to pet owners to help ensure that they are giving their pets accurate amounts of insulin, and help their pets with diabetes live healthier lives.”
BD Pet Syringes are available in both 0.5mL and 0.3mL sizes to accommodate various levels of insulin dosing. They feature a red scale mark to distinguish the U-40 insulin syringe from the U-100 insulin syringe, which have black scale marks and half-unit scale markings to help ensure more precise dosing. BD Pet Syringes feature a 12.7mm needle length to accommodate a variety of skin thickness and fur density. The 29 gauge needle helps reduce the risk of bending and breaking should the pet move during injection.
U-40 Veterinary Insulin Syringes are currently available through veterinary offices. Visit bd.com/us/petdiabetes for more information.
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