We include methods for the most tried and true ways to collect urine samples from dogs and cats in our ThePetCheckup kit.
However, the very first thing a person should do is observe their animal’s habits. We generally like to give them their space/privacy, but it is an important piece of information to have.
For example, cats often use the litter box as soon as it is cleaned, or just after adding some new clumping litter. Put a plastic wastebasket liner over the top of the litter pan and your cat will feel the litter underneath the plastic and generally have no reservations about proceeding. With a dropper, take the amount you need and just throw the plastic liner away.
ThePetCheckup test is used monthly and only requires about 1/2 teaspoon of urine and your cat will quickly forget that anything unusual just happened.