Idea Exchange: Numb ear = happier cat = better glucose curve

Idea Exchange: Numb ear = happier cat = better glucose curve

How to make in-house blood glucose curves in cats comfortable for all.
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Mar 11, 2015
By dvm360.com staff

Diabetic cats understandably start getting difficult after being subjected to repeated ear pricks for in-clinic glucose curves. We have found that numbing the ear we will be pricking by applying a topical anesthetic cream or spray improves the cat’s comfort and attitude considerably. And, in our experience, the glucose curves of a happy cat are more reliable than are those of an upset cat.

Dr. Anita Poling
Avon, Ohio