There are no formal reports yet on the veterinary use of detemir. However, a number of anecdotal reports of its use in cats
suggest that it is effective when given two to three times daily, and that it may be more consistently absorbed than glargine.
Although human receptor-binding affinity is reduced to 18 percent of human insulin, the anecdotally effective doses used in
cats have been typical (e.g., one to three units/injection).
Johnny D. Hoskins
Dr. Hoskins is owner of DocuTech Services. He is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine with
specialities in small animal pediatrics. He can be reached at (225) 955-3252, fax: (214) 242-2200 or e-mail: