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Old 11-11-2010, 05:30 AM
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Hi all,

What part of your dog do you use to take their glucose. We use Megan's inside of her lip as it seems the easiest place to get a quick reading. Someone asked if this is ok and is there anyway the sample could be contaminated, which made me think? but it would not because we are just taking a sample of fresh blood
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Old 11-11-2010, 06:49 AM
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We use the inside lip as well. I use a slightly damp paper towel to wipe the area first, then test. I've done many comparisons to my vet's lab machine and when using the same testing area we get consistent comparison results. So contamination (such as with saliva, etc.) isn't affecting the bg results.
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Old 11-11-2010, 10:07 AM
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I also use the inside of Mildred's lip, I simply run my thumb across the area before pricking to wipe away any saliva.

I've been doing this for nearly 6 years with vet's lab results matching closely, so there is no contamination affecting the readings.
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Old 11-11-2010, 08:48 PM
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I used the inside of Kumbi's lip for testing for glucose, also. I'd blot dry with a clean paper towel, then prick, then take the sample into the meter (I used a OneTouch Ultra2), and then if there was still any amount of bleeding, I'd blot dry again.

I loved the lip for testing, as it seems truly to be painless for the dog.

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Old 11-11-2010, 08:55 PM
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I've been using the inside lip, too, and alternating sides. May not make any diff to the dog, but it makes me feel like I'm not being too cruel!

Does anyone know how long it takes for the puncture to heal? As best I can tell, it happens within hours.
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I don't even switch sides with keeping to her left side, she fliches on her right.
It must heal fast as this has been for 5 1/2 years and with at least 3 or more tests a day...every day.
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