I'm a veterinarian about to jump on the recommending home testing bandwagon and have some basic technique questions. Do most people hand hold the stylets or use the automatic device? What gauge stylet is best? Is it necessary to actually hit that little ear vein or is the goal capillary bleeding? I've read that you can use paw pads as well. I've used the accessory carpal pad in a big dog with success. Which pad do you like in the cat? Do you find cats tolerate ear pricks better? ( I know ECID) Do you know of any particularly good online videos to which I can refer clients?? Which meters do you use? Why do you prefer the meter you are using? Price of meter and strips? Ease of use? Thank you for your input.