AlphaTRAK 2 Blood Glucose Monitoring System Kit (1016420)
AlphaTRAK 2 Blood Glucose Monitoring System Kit is a complete diabetes management kit for pets that comes with a hand-held AlphaTRAK 2 Meter, 25 Test Strips, Control Solution, Lancing Device and 30 Lancets, User's Guide, Diabetes Diary, a Carrying Case, and an Instructional Video. Makes taking care of dogs and cats with diabetes easy.
- Replaces the original AlphaTRAK Blood Glucose Monitoring Kit
- Designed specifically for companion animal use
- Fast and accurate results in seconds with only a tiny blood sample
- Measures glucose (sugar) in whole blood
- Manufacturer information and usage
A must for Professional Pet Sitters!
As owner of my own cat-sitting business with over 250 furry feline clients and mother to a 13-year old diabetic kitty myself, the AlphaTRAK Blood Glucose Monitoring System Kit is a life-saver... literally! When I was faced with having to pay for glucose curves every 2 months at $150/test, plus watching the level of fear that my kitty went through each time I dropped him off at the vet, I decided to purchase the glucose monitoring system for myself. Since I also care for several diabetic kitties through my business, having this tool has saved me and my clients a lot of time and money. My vet uses the same monitoring system and happily showed me how to perform my own blood draw, allowing me to perform my own glucose curve on my diabetic kitty. Since I have learned how to do this I am able to draw blood for my client's kitties as well if needed. The system is compact, offers a quick set up, is easy to use because it requires a very small amount of blood and provided everything I needed to get started immediately. The price is one of the lowest out there - believe me... I checked! Even my vet said that they will start to order their kits through Vetdepot. I love this product and I love this site. Thank you!
AlphaTRAK 2 Blood Glucose Monitoring System Kit
The AlphaTRAK 2 meter is east to use, and it takes the smallest amount of blood to get a fast, accurate reading.
AlphaTRAK blood glucose monitoring kit
I ordered the AlphaTRAK blood glucose monitoring kit by finding VetDepot on the Internet, placing the order, then faxing the prescription from my vet. I was quite pleased with the fast service and the kit arrived within several days of ordering. The kit is easy to use and I have been monitoring my elderly cat's glucose twice a day with it. It is very important to read the instructions and make sure you set the monitor for the type of pet you have. This product deserves the top rating and I would recommend the product to anyone who needs to monitor their pet's glucose. It pays for itself quickly due to not having to go to the vet to get the blood sugar tested, plus you can manage the insulin dosage based on the test results. The price was very reasonable.
AlphaTrak is canine blood sample simplicity
The meter is calibrated for canines, so it provides a more accurate reading than my "people meter". (Canine glucose is in the plasma rather than the hemoglobin.) It uses a very small drop of blood and provides a very quick read. I am very satisfied with the performance and it has helped me keep an accurate track of the glucose level, permitting my Vet to adjust the dog's insulin accordingly. I had to take the sample from the jowls. The other recommended sites, ear vein, elbow, and gums did not provide me with samples on one piercing. The kit was expensive compared to a people meter but it is worth it knowing I am trying to provide the best care for my best canine friend.
Difficult and Complex
The unit is very difficult to set up. I got lost just trying to set the time. The options are confusing and there are way too many. The DVD instructions run way too fast and are confusing, complex and definitely not user-friendly. After spending an hour with the 40 page, yes forty-page user guide, I gave up and returned the unit to my vet. I do not recommend this for the average person.