I use aloe vera gel (the thick green stuff) when I really
want instant readings, but usually, the monitor starts reading within a couple
minutes even if I don't, so I rarely use anything.
I did run into the situation where my PLACEMENT of the
withers electrode was causing hair loss - it was in exactly the wrong
place pressure-wise. I moved it back (toward his tail) a couple inches and
that fixed it.
If you really need an immediate reading, just wet the hair
where the electrodes go, that will usually be enough, if the electrodes are well
I have been getting heart rate monitor rubs
where I put the wither electrode. The hair is actually coming off there. It
seems it has happened since I started using the electrode gel. I use full wool
pads (skito or toklat). Will he scar from this? I really like using the gel
cause I get reading right away. Any advice?