Best Ketone meter?

Discussion in 'Feline Health - (Welcome & Main Forum)' started by JennRoss86, May 15, 2018.

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  1. JennRoss86

    JennRoss86 Member

    May 2, 2018
    Good morning from Orlando! :coffee::coffee:

    I have two questions:

    1) With Grey's numbers the way they are, do I *need* to test him for ketones?

    if #1 is a yes, then:

    2) What is the best meter to buy? I use the AlphaTrak2 for his BGs and I know ketone strips don't work in that meter. I would also like to stick with a feline one, I'm looking around on Amazon, but there are so many choices!

    Any help would be greatly appreciated :bighug:

    Jenn & Mister Grey:cat:
  2. Amanda and a Loudogg

    Amanda and a Loudogg Well-Known Member

    Jun 16, 2017
    WOW!!! Look at that beautiful spreadsheet!! Good luck on your curve today, but Mister Grey is looking fantastic! I believe you only really need to test for ketones if your kitty's blood glucose numbers are above the renal threshold (above 240-280 depending on the cat). I would also test if your kitty seems off. Mister Grey hasn't been above renal threshold since May 6-7th, so you likely don't need to test right now. I relatively recently got a blood ketones meter and I love it! I got the Nova Max. I personally don't know which is the best, but I don't think they have a pet-calibrated ketones meter. This one seemed to have decent reviews and they had a good sale (free meter with purchase of test strips) on, so I went for it. I love having the control to test whenever, especially when I struggle to catch Lou in the loo for a urine test. :p
  3. FurBabiesMama

    FurBabiesMama Well-Known Member

    Jul 6, 2017
    I have the Keto-Mojo meter for checking Mia's ketones, and I really like it. It is a human meter. I am not aware of any pet ones.

    I do not test very often since her numbers usually do not run too high, and she has no history of ketones.
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