Suggestions - Lancets

Discussion in 'Feline Health - (The Main Forum)' started by Marylou and Malika, Feb 5, 2018.

  1. Marylou and Malika

    Marylou and Malika Member

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    I used the lancets that came with the AlphaTrak2 and my kitty barely notices. I bought Trueplus off Amazon and she flinches now. Both are 28 gauge. Is it me? Or are there better/worse brands?
    Thanks for any suggestions.
     
  2. Sean & Rufus

    Sean & Rufus Member

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    I know I'm in the minority here on this, but after I ran out of AT2 lancets, I bought the ReliOn ones from Walmart. They are 30 gauge but in my case seem to work better on Rufus then the 28 gauge.

    Or maybe you just got a bad batch? I know some syringes don't seem to pierce the skin as slick as normal.
     
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  3. jayla-n-Drevon

    jayla-n-Drevon Well-Known Member

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    I have experimented lots with Dre and he is generally a pretty easy going boy-
    I started using the terumo 25 gauge 5/8th inch ultra thin wall--I barely graze his ear and get a drop of blood.
    I make sure the tip is pointed so the open tip hits the tip of his ear. If I run out he is ok with the millions of others I have LOL
    with the terumo I never have to pierce thru his ear ....they are super sharp good for fluids too (19 gauge thin wall)
     
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  4. Sylvie

    Sylvie Member

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    just like there are better and worse syringe brands (even sometimes worse ones between batches of good brands), there probably are for lancet as well!
    i use the much cheaper Abbott Freestyle lancets with the AT2 device, they are literally the exact same ones that come in the AT2 meter kit and were like $11 for 100 last time i bought them on amazon.
     
  5. Marylou and Malika

    Marylou and Malika Member

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    Thanks! Do you purchase locally or online?
     
  6. Marylou and Malika

    Marylou and Malika Member

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    The ones that came with the kit worked really well. I'll give them a try. Thanks!
     
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  7. Marylou and Malika

    Marylou and Malika Member

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    Does anyone have any experience with 30 gauge Care Touch lancets? I'm assuming animal or human, no difference. I'm using her ears.
     
  8. Larry and Kitties

    Larry and Kitties Well-Known Member

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    A lot depends upon the cat. For BunBun 30 gauge ones are fine, However, with Badger and Patches I find 30 gauge too small and it is very hard to get blood. I use 28's for them.
     
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  9. Tracey&Jones

    Tracey&Jones Well-Known Member

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    I use the 30G supplied by the pharmacy, cant recall the name - they are purple though. I had the 28 gauge until his ears learned to bleed then I found I had puddles vs. a drop so dropped back to the smaller gauge.

    Work for me.
     
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  10. Marylou and Malika

    Marylou and Malika Member

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    I'm finding CareTouch 30 Gauge work great for her. Thanks for all the suggestions!
     

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