Pet test strips for early detection

We received this email from a pet owner in Iowa and although there is no knowing for sure if ThePetCheckup test strips would have helped her cat, it is very likely that she would have seen noticeable changes in the test results from test to test and would have been able to report it to her veterinarian.

Here is her story:  “About 10 years ago I lost a cat to kidney failure just five weeks after it was diagnosed. Bedbug was diagnosed in the early stage and the veterinarian and I agreed that a diet change should be sufficient treatment at that time to extend her life. I have known cats with early stage kidney failure to live quite some time after simply changing their diet. It never occurred to me to take test strips home from work to periodically check my cat’s urine and, to my knowledge none of the veterinarians I ever worked for had ever suggested it as a possibility to any pet owner.

 I think I switched Bedbug over to the new diet too quickly and she was evidently not eating well. This happened at a particularly stressful time in my life and I was not watching her as carefully as I should have been. I firmly believe that Bedbug could have lived a happier, more comfortable and much longer life on the special diet I was feeding, had I been testing her urine over the first few weeks after diagnosis. Weekly testing would have alerted me that things were not going well and we could have tried her on a different food product or changed to a more aggressive treatment.”

D.L. Burlington, IA