The pH value on the urine test strip tells you how acidic or alkaline your pet’s urine is.
7.0 is considered neutral. Any reading below that indicates acidity, while a number greater than 7.0 indicates alkalinity.
Most normal dogs and cats will have a pH reading between 6.0 and 7.0 ( a little on the acidic side).
However, for some pets, higher or lower values may be normal, so it is important to record the results and see if there are any changes over time.
Diet can affect the test results. For example: a high protein meat based diet will have acidic urine.
Watching these values over time can also predict possible formation of stones and urinary tract infections.
Certain types of crystals and stones are more likely to form in an acidic environment, others in a more alkaline environment.