If your dog is given too much insulin, it can result in low blood glucose, which can cause disorientation, weakness and seizures. If your diabetic dog develops any of these symptoms, give him food right away.
If he is unconscious and can’t receive food, rub corn syrup on his gums, then feed him when he gains consciousness. If you aren’t able to remedy the situation, seek veterinary help immediately.
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