U40 Syringes

U-40 Insulin Syringes

UltiCare VetRx insulin syringes provide comfortable and accurate dosing of insulin to help you better manage your pet's diabetes. For use with Vetsulin®, ProZinc® or any U-40 strength of insulin.

Every needle is individually inspected using laser technology, ensuring a more comfortable injection for your pet.

Understanding U-40 and U-100 Insulin and Syringes

Your veterinarian will prescribe either U-40 or U-100 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 insulin and a proper corresponding syringe must be used for insulin injections. A U-40 insulin syringe will have a red needle cap and a U-100 insulin syringe an orange needle cap.

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.

Cat at Vet with Syringe
Half Unit Marking

Half Unit Marking Insulin Syringes

Our half-unit marking syringes are designed for precise and accurate dosing—making it easier to administer small or half-unit doses.

Half-unit marking syringes are available for U-40 and U-100 insulin, in a variety of needle gauges and lengths.