Necessary if your cat is diabetic
the good, the bad
Simple Feline Diabetes Test
Great way to monitor kitty’s glucose
We just received the Glucotest pack and I have to say this is the easiest way to monitor glucose. I know it’s working, because my cat without diabetes uses the box and the test strips do not register a high glucose level. A couple of things are a pain, but that is not the fault of the product.
1) You have to watch them and monitor when they go in and out of the box, especially with two cats. We have two boxes, but since we can’t gaurantee that the cat always goes to the same box we have to be diligent so that we don’t see the non-diabetic cat’s sample and assume it is our diabetic cat’s.
2) We use scoopable litter, so we have to dig around in the clump (I use a nail file & tweezers….eek) to pull out the test strip. It’s worth it to help my kitty, but certainly kind of yucky.
Otherwise, so far so good. The first time we used this we realized that our kitty’s blood sugar was still very high, which surprised us since we had been upping his insulin based on his water intake & other behavioral factors (at the advice of our vet). Now we will be able to gather better info and pass that on to our vet, and adjust his meds acordingly.
Glucotest for management of feline diabetes
Glucotest chips (mini glucose monitors for litter box)
Purina Glucotest is a godsend!
We had a holiday trip planned and I was a basket case worrying about how my pet sitter was going to find the time and patience to accomplish this during her busy holiday schedule. My Vet (the guy with the wings) mentioned he had heard of something that you sprinkle in the litter box and it gives you a reading. He wasn’t sure about it and had never seen the product. An online search brought it up immediately in Amazon and I promptly purchased a package. Sure enough, this package contained little pieces of confetti which you sprinkle into the litter box. It lasts for five days and the color of the confetti tells you the level of glucose in the urine. Genious!!! We went on our vacation without fear, the sitter monitored the litter and all went splendidly! By the time we got home, our kitty had gone completely into remission and was feeling fine. The litter was clear and we were all very happy.
This product is a godsend for anyone who can’t be there 24/7 to monitor their cat and can’t do blood tests. Let’s hear it for Vets with wings, Purina and Amazon!
Good initial test product if you suspect your cat is diabetic
A simple change in his/her diet could be all is needed.
Convenient glucose testing for cats.
Saved my kitten from more blood tests
saved my cat and me
A very good way to know if your kitty is in distress
Purina glucose test strips area blessing
I am not changing what works…This is a miracle product. Donna Fenza- Sea Isle City, NJ
Diabetic or Not??
Reliable & easy to use
Good to check your cats glucose in the litter box
pre-diabetic. He’s on a low carb cat food
diet, but I wanted to check his glucose
without using an ear prick & monitor. The
paper pieces show the amount of glucose in
his urine, so I was able to determine that
he’s still “pre-diabetic” and not in need
of insulin injections just yet. It’s a
good product to determine the level of
glucose in your cat, and the higher the
level, the more you will need to visit your
Vet to check for glucose levels and possibly
to begin insulin injections.