SAMPLE MAY BE OBTAINED FROM EAR, UPPER LIP, BACK AT BASE OF TAIL or ELBOW CALLOUS.
When testing a pet's blood sugar with GlukoPet, there are a few different sites you can test:
Ear –It works well with cats, which have a strong supply of blood vessels in the margin of the ear. It can be done with some dogs but usually isn’t the best place to start.
Upper lip – You can use the inside, outside, or edge of the upper lip. This location is most often used with medium to large dogs but can also be used with small dogs. A lancing device usually works well here.
Back at base of tail – This is the place we see most small dogs being tested. For this spot, you may need to use a lance freehand rather than in a pen-type lancing device.
Elbow callous – For medium to large dogs with a callous on the elbow, this is a popular place to test.
Usually the skin will be too thick to use a lancing pen so you will probably have to use the lance freehand.