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dogs best place for blood sample to test glouse level
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dogs best place for blood sample to test glouse level

What is the best place on my lab to get blood sample for meter?
Type of Animal
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dog
Age of Animal
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nine and half
Sex of Animal
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Male
Breed of Animal
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Lab
Last date your pet was examined by a vet?
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February 09, 2010
City
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Peoria
State/Province
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Arizona
Blood Test Results
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needs two (2)shots if insulin 18cc 2 X a day
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Hi Ginny,
Congratulations for taking on the task of being a part of your diabetic dog's health maintenance team.  There are several places on your dog's body where you can easily access a blood supply.  I will often recommend that my clients ***** the small vessels are the edge of the ear margin.  

Please contact your veterinarian regarding how often he/she wants you to obtain readings.  Some people check the sugar level in the urine with simple to use dip sticks.   It is not as accurate as the blood test, but it is a heck of a lot easier for repeated spot checks.

I hope that helps...
Dr. Bernadine
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