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UltiCare VetRx insulin syringes are available for both U-40 and U-100 strengths of insulin in a wide range of sizes, and are precision engineered with advanced technology to provide pets with a more comfortable injection.
UltiCare VetRx insulin syringes are also available in the UltiGuard® Safe Pack — the only dual-purpose system that allows you to dispense a new syringe and safely dispose of used syringes without having to purchase a separate sharps container. The patented all-in-one solution is designed for clinic or in-home use.
The UltiGuard Safe Pack contains 100 human-grade syringes and is available in 3/10cc, 1/2cc, and 1cc sizes in a variety of needle gauge and lengths with whole or half-unit markings.
Your veterinarian will prescribe either U-100 or U-40 insulin for your pet. It is critical that you use the corresponding insulin syringe for proper dosing. While U-40 is often prescribed for cats and dogs, it’s important to know there are two types of syringes used for insulin injections. The U-40 syringe, which will always have a red cap and tends to be smaller in size, and the U-100 syringe, which has an orange cap and is a little larger in size.
What does the “U” mean?
“U”, on the syringe and insulin bottle, refers to units of active insulin.
What is the difference between U-40 and U-100?
U-40 insulin has 40 units of insulin per milliliter of liquid, and U-100 has 100 units of insulin per milliliter of liquid. This means for the exact same liquid volume, U-100 insulin has 2.5 times more units of insulin than U-40 insulin.
Overall, U-40 insulin is a more soluble insulin specifically designed for cats and dogs. If your veterinarian prescribes U-40 insulin, it is essential to use a U-40 insulin syringe for proper dosing. Likewise, if your veterinarian prescribes U-100 insulin, you should use a corresponding U-100 insulin syringe.
For use with Vetsulin®, ProZinc® or any U-40 strength of insulin.
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For use with Levemir®, Lantus®, Humulin N®, or any U-100 strength of insulin.
The patented dual-purpose system allows you to dispense a new syringe and safely dispose of a used syringe.
It’s the only all-in-one solution to keep healthcare providers, pet owners, pets, and communities safe. The UltiGuard Safe Pack meets proper disposal guidelines in all 50 states.
Half-unit marking syringes are designed for precise and accurate dosing—making it easier to administer small or half-unit doses.
Our half-unit marking syringes are available for U-40 and U-100 insulin, in a variety of needle gauges and lengths.
To help simplify the process, we’ve created step-by-step instructions to show you how to prepare and administer your pet’s insulin injections.
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