Screen your dog for cardiomyopathy. Many breeders use this system to screen breeding dogs. The system is also available to veterinarians and pet dog owners who want to run a lengthy EKG to determine if a dog's symptoms are related to cardiomyopathy.
Alba Cardiac Holter Kit for canine
Holter Kit Contents:
1 Digital Alba Canine Cardiac Monitor with 5 leads attached
Monitor Case with Velcro attachment
Complete Instructions with photos
Please note that the Transmission CD in the picture is no longer used and not provided. (Transmission is now done online via USB SD Card).
TWO VEST SIZES TO CHOOSE FROM:
1 size M DogLeggs BreathePrene Silvertec K9 holter vest and belt with Velcro closure
(typically for dogs 30-55 pounds, 25"-27" chest girth)
1 size ML DogLeggs BreathePrene Silvertec K9 holter vest and belt with Velcro closure (typically for dogs 40-100 pounds, 28"-34" chest girth)
Please choose the vest size above when ordering. These are the only 2 sizes available, but they are very adjustable. If your dog falls between those sizes, you're probably best with the larger one.
Hook-Up Kits are available separately. Order as many as needed. One for each dog:
1 roll Coban/Vetrap or equivalent self-adherant wrap
1 roll Elastikon or equivalent tape
Battery for Holter
PLEASE READ ENTIRE DESCRIPTION BEFORE PLACING ORDER OR CALLING. This is a very busy system in high demand. We cannot field all the calls that are coming in for details or chase down orders that come in without the deposit or rental agreement.
We have been running 24 hour holters (ECG’s) on our boxers for many decades every year, allowing me to be fairly certain that there is no cardiomyopathy in our breeding program. For many years, we have paid the $400-$500 fee to run the 24 hour holter and have it interpreted. Occasionally, after taking our dog to be hooked up, returning home for the 24 hour period, going back in to have it all removed and sent in for interpretation, we found out that the holter needed to be hooked up and run again due to faulty hookup which causes artifacts in the data produced.
We invested in a top-of-the-line digital Alba monitoring system, a great vest in two sizes for smaller and medium sized dogs, and learned from cardiologists how to properly do the hook-up and which electrodes and tape work best.
We use this equipment to holter our own dogs each year. However, it is not in use most of the year and we wish to offer it to other breeders/dog owners who would like to screen their dogs. The system has been in extremely high demand. We have purchased 2 complete systems now to help with all the people who have sick dogs and dogs needing screening before breeding.
We put together a package that contains most everything a person needs to hook up a cardiac holter on a dog' down to the proper electrodes, skin wipes and tape. The only thing you might need is a shaver and some Gold Bond powder. If you are running a holter on a senior or a dog with sensitive skin, please purchase a bottle of Unisolve (Amazon) to make the electrodes easier to remove. We send packets, but they aren't enough for dogs with sensitive skin.
We send you a complete holter package for ten days (including shipping time back and forth), excellent instructions, photos, and the materials to submit to Alba for a complete report. We provide locking electrodes which are high-end and don't come loose even with an active dog. They come with the Hook Up Kit, and we offer extras in case you accidentally destroy one during the hook-up.
Order as many Hook Up Kits as needed along with the Rental. You can holter as many dogs as desired during the rental period.
There is some debate about the value of shaving dogs before attaching electrodes. Some breeders choose not to shave and believe that they receive excellent results. In over four decades of running holters with board certified cardiologists, we have never seen a hookup done without shaving. Shaving reduces the possibility of artifacts which must be ruled out by technicians who review the data. Our instructions recommend shaving to give you the best possible results.
Once the dog wears the holter for 24 hours, the data is stored on the SD Card. You will uplad the data to Alba to interpret and produce a report for you and your veterinarian. Alba's charge is separate from the rental of equipment. Charge is currently $40 for digital interpretation and report generation from Alba. Contact Alba to verify current charge.
RENTAL CONTRACT REQUIRED
Orders submitted without the required fully executed contract and deposit within 24 hours will be cancelled. Credit card fees will be charged on cancelled orders and withheld from the refund. We usually have people waiting for the equipment; many with sick dogs. We cannot chase people down for the contract. Contact us through the store for the rental contract or print using the link on the tab above. A refundable deposit must be paid prior to shipment as a security deposit. Once the system is returned and evaluated, the deposit (less any late fees, credit card fees charged by payment gateway to our account, or fees for damage or replacement) is refunded digitally. See below to pay deposit.
SHIPPING: THIS RENTAL DOES NOT QUALIFY FOR FREE SHIPPING, SO YOU WILL SEE A SHIPPING CHARGE INCLUDING INSURANCE WHEN YOU CHECK OUT. PLEASE CHOOSE PRIORITY MAIL OR PRIORITY EXPRESS. STANDARD POST DOES NOT HAVE TRACKING AND MAY TAKE OVER A WEEK TO GET TO YOU. If the store does not calculate enough shipping to cover priority with full insurance, you will be asked to pay the difference before shipment. Priority Mail with insurance charge is typically around $35-$40 in a Medium Flat Rate Box. You are required to ship back using 1-2 day shipping with tracking and full replacement insurance as well.
DEPOSIT - Your deposit is refunded to your original payment method once system is returned and evaluated for damage. PLEASE NOTE: The Payment Gateways are no longer refunding the credit card fees they charge to us when we refund your deposit. Your deposit will be refunded LESS THOSE FEES in all cases unless you prefer to send the deposit via Friends and Family Paypal or Zelle . Those fees can range around $20-$30 depending on the payment gateway that you choose. We can no longer absorb those fees. Sorry.
You may choose which deposit you prefer. Providing a $500 deposit requires that a valid credit card number is entered on the rental contract. Providing a $1700 deposit waives the requirement for me to have your credit card information on the rental contract.
Download the rental contract using the tab on this page RENTAL AGREEMENT. FIll it out and return to us at [email protected] If you prefer not to put your credit card information on the rental contract, pay the higher deposit. Credit card number is not required if you pay the full replacement deposit. Deposit is refundable as long as there is no damage, no missing equipment, and equipment is returned clean and free of fur.
Download rental contract at the tab above.
NOTE: VIDEO IS OF A SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT SYSTEM BUT SHOWS THE HOOKUP PROCESS
WAIT LIST MESSAGE: If store states WAIT LIST, send us a contact request and we will notify you when it is available.