Urinary tract disease in cats has similarity to human illness

There is a growing amount of research indicating that lower urinary tract disease in cats and cystitis in people have very similar triggers.

This isn’t really surprising (we are all animals after all!) but the research is interesting.

Stress can be a big trigger ~ a move to a different location, a death in the family, even recent weather changes will create a situation which makes both people and dogs and cats more vulnerable to urinary tract infecions.

You can save your dog or cat’s life with ThePetCheckup

Another nice testimonial from a customer for ThePetCheckup.  It really sums up how helpful this product is:

If you love your pet and want to be pro-active in their health care than this is something that you must have. I have 4 dogs and routinely utilize ThePetCheckup to monitor their urine levels. Since so many diseases can be detected through the urine, ThePetCheckup gives me peace of mind by allowing me to monitor my dogs between routine vet exams. I truly believe by using ThePetCheckup along with routine vet care I am giving my pets the best possible care.”
—Marie, New Jersey

Dog urinary tract infections

I’m always doing research on preventing urinary tract infections in dogs and cats.

Recently I read that certain preservatives in pet food are prone to causing UTI’s.  I’ll do more research and see if I can discover which ones are  the culprits.

Collecting a urine sample from your cat or dog

One of the first things we suggest to our customers regarding collecting a urine sample is to first simply pay attention to your animal’s habits.  With cats expecially, we are so used to giving them their privacy that we might not be aware that they generally have pretty predictable habits regarding using their litter box.

Most cats will migrate to the litter box when the box has been changed or when fresh litter has been added.  Cats love a clean litter box!

Many people, including myself, just cover the top of the litter with a plastic garbage bag.  Your cat may look confused at first, but will step in and feel the litter beneath his paws and do his business.

With ThePetCheckup, you only need a half teaspoon of urine and that can easily be scooped up with the plastic dropper and applied to the test strip.

How at home urine pet tests detects illness

Testing the urine of your dogs and cats at home on a monthly basis between regular veterinary visits enables you to catch illnesses even before symptoms appear.

What this means is:

*Prevention of more serious illness

*Simpler and more effective treatments

*Less expensive treatments

*Less pain and discomfort for your animal

*Peace of mind for you

Practicing preventative health care is one of the most important things you can do for your animals.

At home pet urine test provides early detection

Nearly two-thirds of all cats and dogs will experience a potentially serious illness at some point in their lives.  The key to a happy outcome is often catching the illness at an early stage…before it has progressed.

Using ThePetCheckup on a monthly basis will provide a whole new level of care…catching an illness even before symptoms appear! 

It’s a win-win situation all around…for you, your pet and your veterinarian.