Diagnosing dog bladder infections, diabetes and urinary tract infections

I know dog and cat caregivers can get in a situation where they do not do annual blood and urinalysis testing because of the expense involved, but sometimes the tests are not done simply because the veterinarian never suggested it.

Sometimes our customers tell us that their dog or cat became seriously ill in a very short period of time. Several people said they bring their animals in yearly for routine check ups, but their vets never suggested routine diagnostic testing and they never thought to ask.

After the last call, I did a little research to see why that happens. It seems like some vets are so used to their clients refusing the tests that they get out of the habit of even suggesting it.

Test at home urine strips for pets

Yesterday I spoke with a very nice woman who has a dog with recurring urinary tract infections and crystals. She uses ThePetCheckup to help monitor her dog in between veterinary visits.

Our customers are so well informed about their animal’s health. I am always interested to hear about the alternative remedies and care that they are pursuing.

We are trying to come up with an addition on the website where people can talk with each other and give suggestions for different health conditions and what worked for them. Our customers who are caring for animals with chronic conditions have a wealth of information and they definitely would like to share it with others.