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Old 02-16-2021, 12:53 PM
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Great and welcome to the hometesting club

Remember don't react to one individual test saying we need to fix this been there done that . Its the overall pattern thats important throughout the day and night for some
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Old 02-17-2021, 08:02 AM
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For the gurus! My monitor is literally all over the place! I take it from her elbow, itís one reading, 10 secs later, I take it from her pad.. drastic change.. as much as 100 points different. Any ideas why? I have the AlphaTrak 2 and Iíve tested it, and set it up right! Is there a better monitor? Could mine be faulty? Helppppppp. Thx
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Old 02-17-2021, 08:27 AM
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I have only tested the inner lip and I never had those difficulties but it could be 20 points off back to back

I have never used the pet meters so I cant comment on them but I would pick a location to test and stick with it

Testing is not going to be exact especially at higher levels but at lower level its pretty close

I think you should give it some time as your new to this and their could be some user error
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Old 02-17-2021, 08:48 AM
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I have only tested the inner lip and I never had those difficulties but it could be 20 points off back to back

I have never used the pet meters so I cant comment on them but I would pick a location to test and stick with it

Testing is not going to be exact especially at higher levels but at lower level its pretty close

I think you should give it some time as your new to this and their could be some user error
Thank you.. Iím actually going to bring it with me to my vet on Monday and compare readings. Yeah.. thatís my thought as well. Stick to one point.
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Old 02-17-2021, 09:34 AM
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Many do compare with the vet . I did early on but you must remember if comparing against another handheld device you could see similar results

The best thing to compare with is a lab analyzer that vets may not have but if they do that capability its very helpful because its accurate at all levels

just remember its not and exact science. Many manufacturers give a disclaimers that you could see 20% inaccuracy ( becomes more apparent at higher numbers and less at lower )

Most of us go through this and in a month or 2 you settle into a routine for you and you dog
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