This is an over the counter product - it does not require prescription.
Insulin Syringe U-100, 1/2cc 29gax1/2" (UltiCare VetRx)
Solutions for Pets With Diabetes:
Ulti Med, Inc. has developed the UltiCare VetRx U-100, a syringe that is specifically
designed for U-100 insulin prescribed by veterinarians for pets.
About Pets and Diabetes
Diabetes in small animals (cats and dogs) is a growing animal health care concern.
Lifestyles of pets generally mirror the lifestyles of their owners. America's
urban leisure lifestyle (which is stated as a factor in the increasing incidence
of diabetes in people) is most likely the leading cause of diabetes in pets.
Diabetes is a complex metabolic condition which results in the inability of
the body to properly maintain and use carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. It
is a life long condition that requires education and awareness for proper treatment.
Factors leading to diabetes are:
- Diets too rich in fats and carbohydrates
- Obesity or general poor fitness
- Less exercise
- Increased age
Although no single factor is a cause by itself, a continuing combination of
these factors is usually present when diabetes is diagnosed.
A contributing factor is the rise of better health care and increased treatment
for pets. Historically, when animals became ill, they were often without the
medical attention we enjoy as humans. Today, that has changed with many pet
owners providing the same level of treatment and medical diagnostics we provide
to our families.
Veterinary medicine is attacking this condition as aggressively in pets as
their counterparts attack diabetes in humans. Diet changes and increased activity,
followed with insulin injections (as a last resort) are the most likely measures
taken. With small animals, however, it is very difficult to achieve the proper
dosage with U-100 insulin, the insulin primarily used by people in the United
Many veterinarians are now prescribing Protamine & Porcine Zinc Insulin
(ProZinc & Vetsulin) known as U-100. Though not a diluted form of insulin,
U-100 is weaker, thus allowing for larger, more easily measurable doses for
Today, many people are treating their pets for diabetes using Protamine &
Porcine Zinc Insulin (ProZinc & Vetsulin). Usually designated as "U-100
Insulin", U-100 differs from the standard U-100 Insulin that is prescribed
for people with diabetes in the way that it is measured. The "U" refers
to actual "units" of active insulin. "Units" are a standard
measurement system for many drugs.
U-100 insulin has 100 units of active insulin in each milliliter (ml) of liquid.
U-100 insulin has 40 units of active insulin in each milliliter (ml) of liquid.
Most commercially available insulins are U-100 and the syringes available at
most pharmacies are U-100 syringes. U-100 syringes are specially designed to
provide the proper dose of U-100 insulin.
UltiCare VetRx U-100 syringes are designed to provide the proper dose of U-100
insulin. This means that measurements of one unit of the UltiCare VetRx U-100
syringe will give you precisely one unit of U-100 insulin. Using the UltiCare
VetRx U-100 syringe means that you can fill the syringe in the normal manner
and do not need to rely on any conversion tables.
Your veterinarian has prescribed the proper dosage of U-100 Insulin for your
pet. UltiCare VetRx has provided the proper syringe to deliver that dosage.
Because U-100 is weaker, larger volumes are required giving the ability for
more precise measurement of the medication. Because U-100 and U-100 are not
equivalent in terms of dosage, a specialized U-100 syringe was developed by
UltiMed and a leading pharmaceutical company. This syringe allows for more simplified
and accurate dosing of U-100 medications, without complicated mathematical conversions,
giving diabetic pet owners an ease-of-use and level of accuracy that had not
been available until now.