|#1 Preparing to check Cheyenne’s bg levels. Exposing her
elbow callus. I hold the hair away with my left hand and stab with
lancet in right hand. Then I squeeze to make the blood drop appear.
You can heat the area first and apply Vaseline to help the blood bead up
but I haven’t had to do that. See picture below!
#2 Getting ready to insert test strip into glucometer. It
turns the glucometer on. The two dots should be visible when the
strip is in glucometer. See picture below!
#3 Inserting test strip to turn machine on. If you would
get an error, just take strip out and re insert it. See picture
#4 Meter turning on after inserting test strip. You need
to make sure the code is the same as on the bottle of test strips. See
#5 Preparing to stab Cheyenne in her elbow to get drop of blood.
#6 Inserting lancet into Cheyenne’s elbow. I generally give
a twist as I pull it out. I use just lancet not in a holder. See
#7 Showing drop of blood, after using lancet and squeezing.
You squeeze around 1/4” to 1/2” away from the spot you pierced. See
#8 Holding glucometer up to blood drop to get reading. You
need to get the blood in the strip where the black dots are (either side).
It will beep when it has enough blood. Then it will give you a reading.
Thanks Christy for taking time to put this
display of pictures together!!!
Thanks Cheyenne for posing!
Sue Johnson taking blood from a callus too!!
How to draw blood from your dog's callus.
It's easier if you can have your dog lay down.
That way you can put your meter nearby.
Grasp callus between your fingers. Poke with lancet(you may need to
squeeze callus) and apply blood to meter.
Closeup of the callus.
Thanks Sue for taking this picture!!
Thanks Toby for posing!