by: Paul M on August 05, 2019
Easy to use, takes some trial/error to figure out the setting for the lancet depth. Warming up kitty boy's ears first definitely helped for a quicker blood flow. Saves a whole lot of stress (and money) not having to go to the vets every week to have his level checked.
Still undecided, but hanging in
by: Rebecca B on July 10, 2019
We were very happy with how quickly the kit was delivered to us. However, we have not been so impressed with the lancet device. I was reading through reviews just before writing this one. I have to say that Kristi P.'s review has me hopeful. We are really struggling with getting blood from my dog's ear. I'm wasting so many strips because they error out; and at over $1 a piece, it is becoming costly; but most of all, I don't want to traumatize or inflict more pain on my poor dog. I plan to use the warm cloth trick. We have also noticed that the ear doesn't bleed at first, but then flows. However, my dog has very furry ears, so it gets absorbed in the fur quickly. We are navigating through this and getting better, so I'm hopeful. We may have to cut back the fur for a while until we really master the process.
Easy to use but forget the lancet pen
by: Marianne on July 03, 2019
Take such a small amount of blood and easy to use. Forget the lancet pen, use the lancet free hand as you have control of where you are going to poke your pet. Using the pen didn't let me see where it was going to go. I control how deep and place I am going to poke. Very happy with this pet meter. I use it if my kitty is going low and a human meter other times. This pet meter is comparable to the blood testing at the Vet's office. If you use a human meter the reading is much lower. I want an accurate reading for my sugar kitty.
by: Chris on June 18, 2019
Easy to use!!!!
by: Angela G on June 06, 2019
Not as simple to use as I had expected. Thankfully my boyfriend is diabetic and was able to help me. Hoping i can get the cats curve done this weekend or I will need to take the cat to the vet and the kit was for nothing.
Be patient; it takes time but works great!
by: Kristi P on June 02, 2019
I read reviews before my purchase and after prior to myself leaving a review. It seems like the majority of the time customers complaints had to do with the pen and sticking the dog. It took me a bit to figure out what you need to do to make the ear bleed. When you first stick, there is no blood visible . I'd stick my dog 3 -4 times and nothing. But then figured it out. You do the stick, sit down the pen, and gently squeeze the area. Blood will then come out and it only takes a tiny drop to do the test. I had to do a glucose curve- that entailed hourly sticks for 4 hours the every 11/2 hours for 8 hours. The first time was horrible. I stuck my girl probably 25 times that day & used 17 strips. Then 2 weeks later we had to do another day of testing. I had 8 tests to do and 8 strips. After I figured how to stick the ear and gently squeeze, I was able to do 8 tests with 8 strips. It was super easy. I used a warm wet cloth to get more blood to the ear and only 1 stick!!! I know my girl appreciated it. We're now on the right dose and right insulin. It took 3 adjustments and 2 types of insulin to get it right and I couldn't have done it without Alpha TRAK2! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS MACHINE. Also don't waste your money on the saliva strips for sale out there. They don’t work.
My dog is diabetic
by: Stacy on April 04, 2019
My dog is not yet regulated and I purchased the equipment so she wouldn't have to go to the vet so often, but I am not able to get a reading! I am very disappointed that the lancet does not produce enough blood for us to get a reading. I have tried repeatedly to poke her in her ear but this proved ineffective. I am concerned because I don't want to take her to the vet so often, besides being costly she gets very upset at the vet. I thought I'd be able to avoid undo stress on her by being able to take the reading at home.
by: Rod on April 03, 2019
I love this meter it's very easy to use I should have bought it a long time ago
Alphatrak 2 starter kit
by: ML on April 02, 2019
Easy to use. Doesn’t require a lot of blood. Thank goodness.
Alpha Trak2 Starter Kit
by: Kristin on March 27, 2019
Great for my dog who gets anxiety going to the vet for monitoring. I find the lancing device does not get a good drop of blood from the ear and have had to use it in her paw area.