Glucose Test Strips for Pets

When caring for a diabetic pet, using the right glucose test strips is very important. Not only does it save you a lot of time and money, but it also prevents you from making incorrect blood glucose readings, which can allow developing complications to fly under the radar. Below are some of the most top-rated glucose test strips:

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AlphaTrak 2 Test Strips

Advantages
  • Vet-recommended
  • Proven to be accurate
  • Easy to use
Downsides
  • On the pricier side
Our Review:
Many veterinarians recommend and use AlphaTrak 2 test strips, as well as the AlphaTrak glucometer, since both are proven to be accurately calibrated to detect glucose in pets.
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PetSure Test Strips

Advantages
  • Used by many veterinarians
  • Works with AlphaTrak and AlphaTrak 2 glucometers
  • Affordable
Downsides
  • Strips may be confusing to use at first
Our Review:
The PetSure! test strips are great if you're looking for a cheaper alternative to the AlphaTrak ones. Pet owners swear by them!
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Advocate PetTest Test Strips

Advantages
  • Very budget-friendly
  • Accurately calibrated for dogs and cats
  • User-friendly
Downsides
  • Made to be used with the PetTest glucometer
Our Review:
The PetTest test strips are very easy to use and require very little blood to deliver accurate results! Plus, with the PetTest glucometer, you'll also be able to reinsert test strips that are inserted too early.

Easy-to-Access Cat Litter Boxes

Since cats with diabetes drink more water than normal, they often have trouble containing urine and getting to their litter box in time. Having an easy-to-access litter box can make going to the bathroom easier for your cat and prevent future “accidents”. Here are a few of our favorites:

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PetFusion Large Litter Box

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Advantages
  • Designed with high sides to prevent leaks
  • Low entryway for easy entry and exit
  • Has non-stick, antimicrobial coating
Downsides
  • Entryway may not fit extra large cats
Our Review:
With its large size, high sides, low entryway, and amazing non-stick, antimicrobial, and anti-odor coating, the PetFusion litter box will make both you and your feline friend happy!
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Nature's Miracle High-Sided Litter Box

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Advantages
  • Non-stick and anti-odor coating
  • High sides and low, wide entryway
  • Easy to clean
Downsides
  • May not work for "sprayers" and "kickers"
Our Review:
If you want an easily-accessible litter box that still provides enough covering to contain litter and leaks, as well as privacy for your cat, then you'll definitely love this litter box!
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iPrimio Stainless Steel Cat Litter Box

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Advantages
  • Does not collect odor, stain, and microbes
  • Has non-stick coating and non-slip rubber base
  • Spacious and easy for cats to access
Downsides
  • May need a litter mat for reinforcement
Our Review:
This litter box is perfect even for larger cat breeds! Since it's made of stainless steel, it's also non-porous, easier to clean, and less likely to harbor disease-causing microbes.