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    AlphaTRAK 2 Blood Glucose Monitoring System Kit
    Pet Products (Abbott Laboratories)

    Abbott Laboratories

    List Price: $52.25
    Price: $48.47
    You Save: $3.78 (7%)

    • Two user's guides
    • Lancing device and (30) lancets
    • Carrying case
    • Instructional DVD: Learn more about pet diabetes, getting a blood sample and meter setup
    • AlphaTRAK 2 meter and (25) test strips

    EverPaw Diabetes Blood Glucose Monitoring System for Pet Testing in Dogs and Cats, Complete Starter Kit
    Pet Products (EverPaw)


    List Price: $19.99
    Price: $19.99

    • Extremely simple to use
    • Proven accuracy
    • For home and professional use
    • Ready to use out of the box

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