So You’re Looking For Cheap Veterinary Scales?

Quite often we are asked for a set of “cheap vet scales to weigh my ______ (fill in the blank)”.  It could be dogs, cats, llama, alpaca, pigs, sheep, goats, etc… Unfortunately these days when you say the word cheap or affordable or low cost, you almost always have to supply scales that are made in China. And of course when you talk about electronics from overseas, you can get a wide range of quality.  As for made in the USA, we don’t really have many choices for American Made veterinary scales if anyone is interested, but they are more expensive.

So, assuming you still want to stick with the “affordable” vet scales, let’s take a look at a few of the imported vet scale models currently available that we like.

Cheap Veterinary Scales

The Weighsouth VS-2501 vet scale is a heavy duty vet scale that is a really good scale for many applications. This scale is well built and one of our favorites in this market. The price is good and the quality and durability have been impressive. As you can see from the pictures in the link above the scale has a nice digital indicator and adjustable feet.

The Brecknell line of animal and livestock scales is very impressive. They have several smaller scales for weighing small animals. They have three different sizes of the PS500 which are great for vet hospitals. If you need a larger platform and capacity, they offer the PS1000 which has a 1000 pound capacity and 55″ x 20″ platform, the PS2000 which is a larger 59″ x 30″ platform with 2000 pound capacity and the PS3000 with 3000 pound capacity and 39″ x 78″ platform.

The LVS 700 digital scale is an affordable choice especially for individuals looking to weigh their animals at home. The scale is easy to use and the display is easy to read. We have the standard size of this scale and we also have a “Extra Large” version of this scale which is slightly bigger. The platform has small wheels on one end and a handle so it can be carefully transported to another nearby location if needed.

So which vet scale should you purchase? Our suggestion is to contact us and we can walk you through the pros and the cons of each animal scale that we offer. We have sold all of these scales over the years and have experience with them, either directly or through our customers reviews. Give us a call and we can review each of the items with you and make sure that you get the correct vet scale for your particular application. Our main phone number is (919) 776-7737 and the website is if you prefer to email us.

Changes On Some Salter Brecknell Weighing Products

Today Brecknell (formerly Salter Brecknell) announced a couple of changes to two products.  The ESA balances and the RGT-160 medical scales.

The ESA lineup will now be listed as the MBS series. The RGT-160 mechanical doctors office scale has been upgraded and is now the HS-200M. So the following part numbers will be changed.

ESA (old)………………………………(new)…MBS

RGT-160 (old)…………………….(new) HS-200M

New Modern Medical Scale Now Available

The newest addition to the Rice Lake Weighing Systems medical line is thinking ahead, acknowledging the needs of current and future Electronic Medical Record (EMR) requirements. The Rice Lake Digital Physician Scale (150-10-5) is one of few medical scales on the market that can be connected to a PC through a built-in USB port.

But that’s not all this surprising new model has in store. Clinics, hospitals and fitness settings will appreciate the lightweight, portable design which also boasts a remarkable 550lb capacity, accommodating the broadest range of patients possible. For more about the features and benefits of the new Rice Lake Digital Physician Scale visit this link

Are Your Scales ADA Compliant?

Do not “weight” any longer! Upgrade to an ADA compliant seca multifunctional scale. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), enacted in 1990, was designed to improve opportunities for persons with physical and mental disabilities by enforcing equal rights and requiring that reasonable accommodations for access be made for them. Many physicians practice in offices that are deficient in meeting the needs of their patients due to non-compliance with ADA guidelines. seca multifunctional medical scales allow physicians to comply with the law and provide better care for their disabled patients.

Digital Scales for High School Sports

Over the years, Central Carolina Scale has been the ideal choice for many high school’s weighing equipment needs. Whether it’s digital scales, mechanical beam scales with height rod, test weights or annual service and calibration services; we have provided these products and services for high school coaches and high school athletic directors. Recently, one of our top fitness weighing equipment suppliers, Rice Lake Weighing Systems, was named an official sponsor of the National High School Coaches Association (NHSCA). The NHSCA is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide leadership and support to the nation’s one million high school coaches and 10 million of high school athletes.

As part of this sponsorship Rice Lake will be supporting the NHSCA, providing weighing equipment and other supplies for at least 15 National High School Championship events, including wrestling, football, basketball, tennis, golf, lacrosse, weight lifting, and other sports. Rice Lake is a leading supplier to the fitness and medical scale market, supplying a broad range of mechanical and digital devices for student athletes and athletic facilities throughout the United States and North America. For more information or to request a quote on these outstanding weighing products for high school sports, please visit the Rice Lake Healthweigh Scales section of our site.

Animal Scales don’t have to cost a fortune

The LVS-700 Vet Scale features a large easy to clean 38″ x 20″ stainless platform with four loadcells underneath. The max capacity of the system is 700 pounds. The remote display with large LCD gives easy viewing. The display can be used on a desk top or wall mounted with the included hardware. The VS-700 runs on regular AC power or AA batteries and features a Hold function, Rubber Mat Included, Wheels Included, Carry Handle Included, and is best of all the scale is Affordable AND Reliable.

Medical Scales

I took a tour recently of a local pediatrician office. Unlike the other people on the tour, I was actually sneaking a peek at what scales the doctor’s office had.  I was able to see a digital Detecto Medical scale along with a couple of digital baby scales. There was also a separate stand alone height rod in the weighing station for the kids.  All the weighing equipment seemed to be in good condition and it appeared that the scales had calibration stickers on them stating that the scales had been checked for accuracy on a consistent basis. Continue reading

PC Software captures Data from Digital Scales or Balances

Recently Adam Equipment introduced AdamDU Data Collection Software, a new software utility that collects balance and scale data for immediate analysis or for exporting to other applications such as spreadsheets. The software is easy to set up and can record data from up to eight Adam Equipment balances and scales simultaneously. AdamDU is also capable of providing graphing and statistic analysis for the collected data.

Customers are asking for easy ways of sending their scale data to the computer and with the Adam software package, it couldn’t get any easier. The software is designed to work with most Adam balances and scales, without needing complex programming skills. Continue reading

Looking for a dog to adopt? Also, we carry many Animal and Vet Scales

Just wanted to make you aware that we carry many different veterinary scales — perfect for any budget. Please take a look when you get a free moment.

The real point of this entry is to highlight what joy can come from adopting a wonderful little dog from an animal rescue mission. If you are looking for a little companion puppy or dog to play with or just a loyal friend to watch grow and develop and be a part of your family, I strongly encourage you to take a look at a local pet rescue center in your area. These are nice adorable dogs who might just be what you and/or your family have been looking for!