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Ask you pharmacist for a pharmaceutical "eye dropper". It is about twice the size of an eye dropper. If the dog is conscious, feed it with some dog food covered with caro syrup or sugar water. If unable to eat or unconscious in a seizure, dissolve 3 sugar cubes or equivalent amount of granulated sugar in about an ounce or 2 of water in a small glass. It only takes about 15 seconds to dissolve it by stirring with a spoon. Force feed 1/2 dropper at a time slowly so it can swallow it w/o choking. If the jaws are locked shut, lubricate the dropper with hand lotion, etc and inject into the dog's rear end. A larger dog may require more than one or two ounces. Unlike human diabetics, insulin shock can easily kill a pet from everything I've read so you've got to act fast. Keep the dropper, sugar, lotion, small glass and caro syrup together in one place where you can easily find it. I'm not a vet so you might want to ask your vet about this method. All I know is that it works great. Applying caro syrup to the gums with your fingers also works but can be dangerous if a seizure occurs and the dog bites down on your fingers.

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