Pet Diabetes Supplies
Our inventory of pet diabetes supplies covers a wide range of possible needs to ensure total convenience when shopping. We carry glucose test strips for your pet, glucose meters made for dogs and cats, pet syringes, and thousands of other pet health care products. Whether looking for a new monitor, a specific size lancet for the size of your breed, or a urine testing kit, our inventory of pet diabetes supplies has everything you need to safely and successfully manage their health. We even offer specialty diet foods and treats for your pet as well. We are your one-stop source for all the top brands your veterinarian recommends and trusts. Please contact us with any questions and we will gladly assist you further while shopping.
Why Is Monitoring Blood Glucose Levels in Pets Important?
Monitoring your pet's blood glucose levels is a critical part of managing pet diabetes. Knowing how diet and activity levels affect your dog or cat's glucose levels is essential to proper glucose control. Nowadays, monitoring glucose levels at home for your pet is accepted and even recommended by the veterinarian community.
What Do I Need to Monitor My Pet's Glucose?
Pet Glucose Meter - Meters that are calibrated specifically for blood in cats and dogs. They quickly measure the levels of glucose in the blood sample and provide accurate results in the comfort of your home.
Test Strips - The strips deliver the blood sample from your pet to the meter. Each strip can only be used one time and discarded properly after use.
Lancing Device and Lancets - Used together, these items help you obtain the necessary blood sample from your pet.
Tips for Achieving Good Glucose Control in Your Pet
Avoid extra food or snacks for your pet when possible. If you do add snacks to their diet, you may need to remove that amount of food from their regular meals.
Test blood glucose from home. You can get real-time glucose readings and help reduce stress for your pet which can occur when they visit the vet. Stress can inflate your pet's blood glucose levels.
Only use pet insulin syringes, strips, and lancets once. Do not re-use these pet diabetes supplies. It can cause incorrect readings as well as contamination of blood.
Don't forget to run glucose curves. Your vet will provide guidance on how often you should check a curve. It usually depends on how easy or difficult it is to regulate your pet.