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#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 below!

#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 picture below!

#5  Preparing to stab Cheyenne in her elbow to get drop of blood. See picture below!

#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 picture below!

#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 picture below!

#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. See picture below!

Thanks Christy for taking time to put this display of pictures together!!!
Thanks Cheyenne for posing!

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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! 

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Page added on August 21, 2006

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