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AlphaTRAK 2 Blood Glucose Monitoring System Starter Kit for Dogs & Cats

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Description

AlphaTRAK's glucose monitoring starter kit provides an easy-to-use method to track your pet's blood sugar levels in your own home. This system only requires a tiny blood sample, making testing less stressful for you and your pet. AlphaTRAK provides accurate and consistent information that your vet can use to make informed treatment decisions. The kit includes a monitoring meter, test strips, lancets, a lancing device, a control solution and a carrying case.

Key Benefits
  • Serves as an easy 3-step process to test your pet's blood sugar levels.
  • Only requires a small blood sample and allows you to get results in seconds.
  • Provides accurate results, so you and your veterinarian can stay on top of your pal's health.
  • Specifically validated and calibrated for both dogs and cats.
  • Kit contains everything you need to get started—all in one box.
What's Included

This starter kit includes a lancing device, lancets (30), AlphaTRAK 2 glucose meter, test strips (25), two user guides, control solution, a carrying case, and a diabetes diary to track your pal’s sugar values.

Precautions

Use only AlphaTRAK control solution with the AlphaTRAK 2 meter. Control solution results are accurate only between 59° – 104° F. Do not add water or other liquid to control solution.

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  • Item Number
    146519
  • For Use With
    Dogs & Cats
  • Test Type
    Blood Glucose Monitoring
  • Brand
    Zoetis
  • Lifestage
    Adult
  • Health Condition
    Diabetes
Instructions

How to Perform a Blood Glucose Test

  1. Gather all supplies needed to perform the test.
  2. Choose a Capillary Sampling site.
  3. Check test strip expiry date on the vial.
  4. Snap off the cap on the lancing device at an angle. Insert a new lancet firmly into the blue lancet holder cup. (This may cock the device.) Replace the cap until it snaps or clicks into place. Be careful not to touch the exposed needle on the lancet.
  5. The lancing device offers 9 different settings (including half settings). Level 1 is the shallowest depth; Level 5 is the deepest. Pull back the grey slider until it clicks. (You may have already cocked the device in step 4.)
  6. Turn meter on by inserting the test strip with butterfly facing up and flying into the meter.
  7. Make sure the dog or cat code on the meter match the code on the test strip vial. If necessary, change the code on the meter by pressing M or C.
  8. Obtain a small blood drop from the animal.
  9. Touch only one side of the test strip sample area to the blood drop and wait for the beep (if sound is on).
  10. Results appear in seconds.

The AlphaTRAK 2 Glucose Starter Kit should be stored in a safe place at room temperature. Store away from children and pets. Do not refrigerate.

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Great tester, lance needs work

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    I have a male cat with diabetes and his sister from the same litter. This tester is an invaluable tool in controlling his diabetes and giving information to the vet. Tester readings matched initial diagnosis from the vet. Tested the control fluid and it was in the middle of the range and tested his sister and she was also mid range. After insulin injections I can watch his glucose go down and in the morning I can see how high it is. The only thing I would change is the lancing device. When the lance is inserted in the socket all the way, the needle doesn't protrude from the cap. You have to "eyeball" how far you insert it and carefully put the cap on making sure the needle goes through the hole I have a male cat with diabetes and his sister from the same litter. This tester is an invaluable tool in controlling his diabetes and giving information to the vet. Tester readings matched initial diagnosis from the vet. Tested the control fluid and it was in the middle of the range and tested his sister and she was also mid range. After insulin injections I can watch his glucose go down and in the morning I can see how high it is. The only thing I would change is the lancing device. When the lance is inserted in the socket all the way, the needle doesn't protrude from the cap. You have to "eyeball" how far you insert it and carefully put the cap on making sure the needle goes through the hole or it will push the lance too far down in the socket, rendering it useless. … more

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    A BIG asset

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    I Have 13 yr. old dachshund who developed Diabetes 3 mos. ago. The Diabetes is now in control after several blood sugar curves at the vet and Royal Canin glycobalance food. The machine helps to recognize behavior and trends in sugar levels since the dog cannot tell you what is going on. Also I can now do the curves at home which eases his stress. This machine is also used by the vet.

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  • 2 out of 5 stars

    Can't Use it

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    The directions were very clear, but unfortunately we are not able to use this with our dog. No matter where we puncture his skin we get an error 1 message, meaning there is not enough blood to test. We tried the ear and the pad of his foot. He is a 15 lb dog. Very disappointed!

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Works great, veterinarian recommended

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    My cat recently had a real bad case of pancreatitis which caused a diabetic emergency (in a previously likely boarder line diabetic cat). The internal medicine veterinarian recommended going online and ordering this particular blood glucose machine from “chewy”. Reliably accurate.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    ALPHATRAK2 for cats

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    Very easy to use requires very little blood strips are a bit pricey but my cats worth it

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Works well

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    This product works as intended but there are a few issues. One I find it very difficult to set the date and time on this device but I have the same issue on previous blood glucose monitors for myself. This product only requires a tiny amount of blood which is a pro but the con is getting enough blood out of my cat’s ear and it’s difficult getting the wicking part of the strip to suck up the blood proper. As a diabetic for 10 years I am a pro at taking blood and using various meters so I think practice in methodology and control of your animal is key to making this work. For some reason the lancet holder is over sized in the case and does not hold it in place

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    4 1/2 Stars

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    The AlphaTRAK 2 is a great product. It's easy to use; comes with a convenient carry case to keep everything organized & together; and it's compact & portable if you need to travel with it. The reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 is the price of "refills". The initial purchase of the AlphaTRAK is affordable & reasonably priced. The testing strips & lancets that you need to continue purchasing are however very overpriced, especially when compared to other models. If the testing strips and lancets were priced more affordably, this would be the perfect product!

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Works well do my gweny poo

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    Recently our cat has been diagnosed with type one diabetes. Going to the vet can be costly and we were trying to find a way that we can monitor glucose at home. We are going to do the readings at home and then report it to the vet so he can adjust the insulin easier.This works so well for us. My little gweny poo took it like a champ, no flinching, very cooperative. The only down side are the 25 strips that comes with it, kinda of a bummer because we will burn right through those until we can get Gwen’s glucose under control. In the long run it is worth it. Also as a health professional I love it how you can do the control for the strips so you don’t really have to worry about it not working.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy to use

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    So glad we purchased this blood glucose test kit. We didn’t want to have to leave our dog at our veterinarian’s clinic all day to have his blood glucose curve done. We also wanted to better manage his diabetes on our own. This kit is easy to set up and very simple to use. Just a tiny bit of blood on the strip and the meter beeped and the reading was there. We did his 12 hour curve and sent it to our vet with no issues. Our dog didn’t even flinch when the lancet poked him. Highly recommend purchasing if you have a diabetic dog.

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    Piece of junk!

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    I found this overpriced and extremely difficult to use despite the fact I work with technology every day. The instructions are confusing and contact Customer Care is the answer for everything. Now stuck trying to find another option.

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