Correct blood sampling in animals

Correct blood sampling in animals

Where to get blood?

Consult your veterinarian in terms of correct performance of a blood glucose test of your pet. You will get advice which sites are best dedicated for blood sampling
You can use the following sites for getting a capillary blood sample for the blood glucose test:

BELUA Blutmenge:  (© )
Blutentnahmestellen EN:  (© )

Tips and tricks for blood sampling

Getting a blood sample from dogs and cats for blood glucose measurement - Dr. Zeugswetter VetMedUni Vienna - Video

In some cases it takes some time until you get a sufficient blood sample.
Here are some tips how to get a optimal blood sample:

  • Warm the pricking site with a warm towel prior to the test.
  • Gently rub the pricking site


The following tips will help your pet to have a positive feeling during the procedure of blood glucose testing:
  • Perform the blood sugar test under relaxed and quiet conditions.
  • Feed a "reward" after the procedure.
  • Get your pet accustomed to the quiet "click" of the safety lancet.

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