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Alphatrak Glucose Meter Kit

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    AlphaTRAK 2 Veterinary Blood Glucose Monitoring Meter Kit
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    Zoetis AlphaTRAK 2 Blood Glucose Monitoring System Kit
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    • AlphaTRAK 2 meter and (25) test strips
    • Two user's guides
    • Carrying case
    • Lancing device and (30) lancets
    • For questions on how to use the product, please go to: https://www.zoetisus.com/produ cts/dogs/alphatrakmeter/alphat rak-pet-owners.aspx

3 Things Your Vet Might Not Tell You About Treating Your Diabetic Dog

1. There are different types of insulin

When Chuck got his first insulin prescription, it was for Humulin N. I went to Costco and paid $130 for a bottle that would last a month. Over the next few days, I did some research and discovered Chuck could be moved to Novolin N (a different type of insulin). This is an equally expensive drug, but I finally found it for $24.88 at my local Walmart. Never underestimate the value of shopping around. Pharmacies frequently have contracts with certain drug companies that affect which drugs they sell and how much they cost.

When your dog is diagnosed, invest the time into exploring your medication options. When asked, Chuck’s vet didn’t even know there were two insulins (she just jotted down the one she knew about), and it took some independent research on my part to determine Chuck could be safely moved from one to the other (not all animals can or should, so be careful and only do it with medical supervision).

2. You can do blood