human drugs are often used very differently in pets

    Human drugs are often used very differently in pets.

    For example, dogs get 10 mcg/lb of levothyroxine BID...twenty times the typical human dose. Cats take 10 mcg/lb once a day.

    Pork insulin is identical to canine insulin. Beef insulin is more similar to cats'. Cats often need more dilute U-40 insulin...to make it easier to titrate the dose.

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