Like the meter, needed the meter. A little difficult to get reminder alarms silenced but have the testing beep still sound. Finally figured it out after three tries.
Easy to use.
from Saratoga, NY02/07/2013
This meter is easy to use and comes with a disk that teaches you how to use it. Follow the directions and you should not have any difficulty. I have read some folks have problems purchasing the strips; you MUST verify you are buying strips for the AlphaTrac 2, otherwise you will receive the strips for the previous model. I have also found my cats ear works best on a setting of 2 on the lancet device. Hope this helps.
Very happy with product
Worked like a dream, was shipped as promised.
from Plymouth, MN07/12/2012
I highly recommend this product. My nine year old dog was recently diagnosed . This is easy to use on her ears, requires only a very small amount of blood. This was vet recommend.
Results Differ from vets meter reading
from Warren, mi06/04/2012
This meter is very easy to use. My only complaint is that the results are over 100 points higher than my vets meter. Not sure if there is a way to calabrate the meter. My vet says there is no way to calebrate it so it matches theirs. I plan to call customer support for help because I can't see paying this much for a meter that isn't accurate. The whole reason I bought the meter is to reduce visits to the vet for glucose tests.
The AlphaTrak 2 blood glucose monitor works so easily and was reasonable priced through this website. The prompt delivery was greatly appreciated! I would highly recommend this product and the website.
by Jimmy P03/14/2013
excellent product, very easy to use. excellent demo CD to help you. Our cat charlie doesn't feel a thing with done. Would advise anyone with a cat or dog to get this product.
Less stress on dog
I choose to test my dog at home not only to save money but to get better results with it being less stressful on my beautiful yellow lab. The instructions were easy to follow and thus giving me the knowledge to properly test my dog for accurate results.
The meter quickly pays for itself. I have peace of mind being able to test anytime I think the cat looks or acts "off". The cat is much happier staying home. He really disliked the trip to the vet for testing.
Not sure what her BGL is anymore...
from atlanta ga06/22/2012
I have the original alphatrak meter that I use for my cat and recently placed an order for new test strips, and received the new alphatrak 2 test strips. After running a side by side comparison several times, I found the new alphatrak 2 results to be 75-100 points higher than the original. And yes I changed the code and did a test using the solution. I contacted the manufacturer and was told these results are "acceptable". Now I'm not sure what my cats levels are any more. Do I increase insulin and risk hypoglycemia? The only good thing is it automatically turns the meter on and off and reads much faster.
I recently purchased this monitor for tracking my cat's blood sugar. I works great, but........ the website lists the monitor as Alpha TRAK Blood Glusose Monitoring System Meter. Click on the product and It's an Alpha Trak 2 Monitor and yes I give credit fot the bold print saying it uses AlphaTRAK 2 Strips. This it what the title of the product should say when looking for it ion the site. On the same page you see related items and there are the test strips that say Alpha Trak Test strips. You think they are the correct strips for the meter. The design looks the same. No No No these strips are for the Alpha Trak not Alpha Trak 2 moniter and no Alpha Trak2 strips found on the website. You have to go elsewhere to purchase more strips. I have found only one site so far. Advertising for this product is very misleading so read all the fine print on all items! My faith in entirelypets.com has dropped considerably
It is amazing how little blood is required to obtain a reading. Much better than the original. The auto on feature really helps as well.
put my mind at ease purchase
Before i bought your product the alpha trak 2 blood monitoring system meter i was a pure nervous wreck! my cat trey was diagnosed w/diabetes a few months back. I was never sure to give or not to give insulin,plus everytime he went to the vet his sugar levels were thru the roof, the vet recommended i check his sugar at home because it would be more accurate because he was in his own comforable environment. now i can check any time and don't have to be as nervous!! thanx so much
My Vet recommended I purchased this meter. Have to laugh, my meter gives me BG reading higher than my Vet's meter. I am also a diabetic, so I am use to not doing a test to see if the meter is correct. This is very simple.
Purchased for my cat. My vet has the same brand, but not the AlphaTrak2 which is the newest model.
Very difficult to use
The blood sample is very difficult to obtain on our dog. We tried numerous places that the manf and our vet advised us to use without getting any blood. We even brought it to the Vet to obtain blood and she had much difficulty in getting even a little blood to make the test happen. It was so much stress on the dog that we had to stop using it and went back to glucose urine test strips. We also had to bring the dog to the ER.
The AT Glucometer was recommended by my vet for our 9 yo Bassett who has diabetes. I find it easy to use, read, and store. I would refer a friend to use this product. I compared prices since this was a large expense and found EP had it the cheapest. Shipping was fast and FREE!
Fast shipping ,great product,easy to use and gives very quick and accurate measurement. Our dog doesn't even get the chance to react when we are taking blood sample from her. Best purchase,worth the money.
Easy to use and pretty accuate! I would certainly recommend this product.
Because of your excellent price, I decided to upgrade my 4+ year old AlphaTrak. Nice that it takes such a small blood droplet.
Worth every cent!
by Sammie's mum10/05/2013
This thing works beautifully! It takes so little blood that Sammie doesn't feel anything, and it has saved us a bundle on vet bills--no more low blood sugar crises! Best money we ever spent.
Glucose test strips are expensive
I had some problems with the initial programing
possibly because the Vet did a comparison
blood draw before I was able to set the meter. I would like to do serial blood sugars,but the strips are so expensive. I've had some problems with blood clotting before I could get it on the strip which required a second one. Overall, I'm happy to be able to test our dog's blood glucose without having to go to the Vet.
Important Item for Diabetic pet
I am very happy with this product. The ease to set the monitor up was great. The monitor is accurate w/ the vetenarian's monitor, I found it very efficient.
Easy to Use
from Chicago, IL09/22/2012
Best part: size of the blood sample is so small, less irritation to your pet's sample site. Cons: new strips turn meter on, I like to put the strip in and then when ready, turn meter on. Comparison: using my old gray meter (AlphaTrak) with new AlphaTrak II strips, results 219 and 199 in succession, and resetting code and using old strips, I got 177 and 181. Which one is right? Sort of forces you to buy the new meter. Abbot should be giving meters out free, since they charge so much for the strips.
AlphaTRAK 2 Blood Glucose Monitoring System Meter
The AlphaTRAK 2 Blood Glucose Monitoring System Meter is great. Detects and measures a tiny drop of blood. Recommended by my vet, so I picked one up. Highly recommended for testing your diabetic pet. I have a cat and poke his ear for the test. The kit is complete and is very informative and easy to use. Reliable and accurate.
I have 2 diabetic cats, and my vet recommended the AlphaTrak glucose monitoring system. I received the AlphaTrak2 (new version) and really like it. The instructions are really great, both written and video.
The only negative is that the very expensive test strips for the original AlphaTrak will not work in the
AlphaTrak2, so you must be very careful to order the exact strips you need.
So good to have
by Cuddles' Mom04/25/2013
I finally got a vet that would teach me how to test my dog for blood sugars. We are finally getting him under control. Easy to use.