Q. We were just told she has diabetes. And neither of us can give her a shot. Can we put the insulin in her food or orally.
A. Unfortunately, no. Oral medications are designed to stimulate the pancreas to produce more insulin. In almost all diabetic dogs, the pancreas can no longer function to do this, so the oral meds are useless. You don't say whether your pet is a dog, cat, or other animal, but the likelihood is slim that she will be able to take oral meds. Look at the shots as a life-giving gift to her--that may make it easier to administer them.