Insulin for Pets
May 4, 2004
New Insulin for Pets
FDA approves the first insulin drug for diabetic dogs
The product will be marketed under the trade name “Vetsulin” by its developer Intervet,
at: http://www.intervet.com/ of Millsboro, Del., and will be available under a
veterinarian's prescription. This is U40 porcine zinc lente insulin. Their website is still
under construction at: http://www.vetsulin.com. This will be the US website
for Vetsulin (known elsewhere as Caninsulin). Vetsulin at: http://www.intervet.com/ ,
is part of AkzoNobel BV, Netherlands at: http://www.akzonobel.com/
Pharmacy Innovations is a USP 797 compliant compounding pharmacy with locations in Jamestown, NY and Erie, PA. They are able to ship al products nationally. Dr. Richard Moon, PharmD, RPh, FIACP and his staff at Pharmacy Innovations offer high quality products at a reasonable price. Compounded insulins are available for both humans and animals. Questions? Call or email email@example.com
Jamestown, NY Erie, PA
Phone: 716-484-1586 Phone: 814-838-2102
Fax: 716-488-0073 Fax: 814-838-2103
BEEF PZI Insulins for Cats, Dogs, Horses and other non-human diabetics!
Pet Owners wishing to acquire BEEF PZI & other Beef insulins
or pet care at more reasonable prices should contact
CP Pharmaceuticals for instructions:
Because of calls from individuals wishing to import for cats, dogs, and other domesticated pets, I asked CP for instructions and they have advised me:
Hello to you both...
Here is a list of companies that make or compound PZI insulin for animal use. This, and beef Ultralente (which I haven't been able to find a list of suppliers for), are the forms of insulin of preference for use on canine and feline diabetics.
Please note that there is a wide range of prices. Hope this helps.
Eli Lilly no longer makes PZI, but can give your vet a referral to someone who can obtain it. 888 885-4559 (They won't do this for people!) [We are now told that some of the Pet Vets' Pharmacists will compound for people! 11/20/2000] The
Stokes Pharmacy Medford, NJ 609 654-5222. U100, $30
Idexx Labs Westbrook, Maine 888 RX-IDEXX (888 794-3399)
Idexx makes PZIVet. This is who bought Blue Ridge and makes this 90% beef, 10% pork PZI emulating the old Iletin beef/pork. The product is sold through your vet--Blue Ridge and Idexx no longer accept orders from "outside" the veterinary community. They have not done so since PZIVet was FDA approved. This is the only manufactured (vs compounded) PZI on the US market. Idexx tells me it is only authorized to sell PZIVet in the US.
Butler 800 551-3861 Your vet must be a member
J.A. Webster 800 225-7911
A.J. Buck 800 638-8672 You need an account to get into the system
10. Pine Pharmacy, 806 Pine Avenue, Niagara Falls, NY 14301, Toll Free
1-800-355-1112. Their website is at:
They compound U-40 and U-100 PZI
susan peters ~ Mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
8. Pine Pharmacy 806 Pine Avenue, Niagara Falls, NY 14301, Toll Free
806 Pine Avenue
Niagara Falls, NY 14301
Toll Free 1-800-355-1112. Their website is at:
Their insulins come in various strengths.
9. Carroll Drugs
417 East Baltimore St. Unit A
Taneytown, MD 21787
PZI pure beef insulin in both U40 and U100 strengths. PZI human insulin in both U40 and U100 strengths. Note that 5 and 10ml vials are available.
Prices shown on this page. Carroll Drugs states that it uses 100% beef insulin crystals from US sources. Questions--e-mail Pharmacist Tom Bolton as email@example.com .
10. Professional Arts Pharmacy
11. Veterinary medicine specialists
U100 pure beef PZI
More information by e-mailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
12. BCP Veterinary Pharmacy
8323 Southwest Freeway
Houston, TX 77074
Toll free: 1-800-481-1725
Toll-free Fax: 1-866-PET-CHEW (1-866-738-2439)
BCP has succeeded in replicating the old 100% beef Iletin I PZI. If you are a vet, calling their toll-free number will get you free 5ml samples of their 100% bovine PZI. BCP supplies the beef PZI in U40, U50 and U100 strengths.
13. Park Pharmacy & Compounding Center
200 East Yale Loop #C
Irvine, CA 92604
100% beef PZI--believe they can also prepare strengths U40 and U50
E-mail Pharmacist Dennis Saadeh at: email@example.com for more information.
14. Congaree Veterinary Pharmacy
1309-B State Street
Cayce, SC 29033
Toll free: 1-877-939-1335
PZI r-DNA human insulin. Their general order is for U100 strength in 5ml vials. Pharmacist Terry Fiffick says he has made strengths ranging from U2, U40, U50 and U100. He says that the best thing to do is to either call or e-mail for price quotes. His e-mail address is: Mail@CongareeVetRx.com .
15. International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists
The organization will refer you to a member compounding pharmacist who can meet your needs.
16. Insuvet Insulins:
Made by Schering-Plough Ltd., they are available only in the UK and are considered POM (prescription only medicines). The three formulas are all U100 strength and all 100% beef. They are:
Insuvet Neutral (fast-acting--would be beef "R" in the US)
Insuvet Lente (intermediate-acting--beef lente insulin)
Insuvet Protamine Zinc (long acting beef PZI insulin).
17. A subsidiary of Farmpharm Ltd. and a registered pharmacy in the UK. They offer Caninsulin, all three types of Insuvet, CP Pharmaceutical's Hypurin bovine lente and CP's bovine Protamine Zinc (PZI) insulins. These are all classed as requiring a prescription from your vet. Pet Drugs Quick ships only in the UK. Syringes are also available from Pet Drugs Quick--both for U40 and U100 insulins.
Fax toll-free: 1-888-423-7860
18. Toronto based pet pharmacy, a division of Broadview Pharmacy of Toronto. They offer Caninsulin and syringes as OTC (non-prescription) purchases. Until further notice, they are selling and shipping Caninsulin in Canada only. The U40 Caninsulin syringes which can be used with any U40 strength insulin are available to be sold in the US.
19. Ulti Med Inc.
287 East Sixth Street
St. Paul, MN. 55101
Ulti Med's Online Store. Their Ulti Med U40 syringes are very similar to BD syringes. Ulti Med only sells and ships within the US.
20. California Veterinary Supply
CalVet sells Ulti Care's U40 syringes also. They will sell and ship to the US, Canada and the UK.
Subject: Feline diabetes
My cat is a newly diagnosed diabetic. The most compatible insulin for her is the pure beef insulin and I can't find it anywhere. Can you help? My e-mail is Mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org . Thanks.
We also got this notice:
From: S.N. Houston [ mailto:TXGIRLHSTN@go.com ]
Sent: Monday, October 29, 2001 8:45 AM
To: Dave Groves
Subject: PURE BEEF PZI INSULIN
Just wanted to let you know that BCP Veterinary Pharmacy in Houston, TX has reformulated Eli Lilly's old Pure beef pzi insulin and has excellent results. It comes in U100, U50, U40. The price is really great and there is no minimum order. Insulin is sent in insulated containers with ice packs.