I got these for a diabetic 12lb dog. The first time I tried the strip both the glucose and ketones showed no change. I thought they didn't work. However, going to the Vet the next day I discovered my pet's BG level below 100 and a negative on the ketone. i.e. exactly as indicated on the strip. Subsequent use over several weeks saves me trips and lots of money to the Vet for blood curves and/or checks on both glucose levels and ketones. Subsequent Vet readings verified relative accuracy of strips. The strips also help me adjust the insulin level very slightly. Clearly the strips are a course measure of both BG and ketones, but they give an early warning indicator when something is out of line--a signal to see the Vet for a more accurate reading and check. Precision timing is critical for a valid reading.
These work GREAT! I use them for my Kitty who had diabetes but it is in remission. They work EXCELLENTLY and though she is in remission, I test her every week or 2, and it's really nice to see them come up negative. If not for these sticks, I'd be wondering all the time, which would mean more visits with the veterinarian to test Kitty.
Just like the review from July 2016 these are still not as advertised they are Diastix for glucose only not Keto-diastix.
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