Pet home urine test reveals critical signs of illness

People are often surprised when they learn the range of illnesses that a pet urinalysis test can indicate. A urine test for dogs and cats can show indications of some of the most common illnesses that affect our dog’s and cat’s health, including: diabetes, kidney infection, kidney disease, urinary tract infection, bladder disease, autoimmune diseases, […]

Preparing your dogs and cats for a potential emergency evacuation

With all the wacky weather we have been having in Iowa this summer, I decided to organize things in case I ever needed to evacuate the house quickly with the kitties ~ Chloe and Kate. Luckily they are both healthy and pretty flexible (well, Kate is anyway). I did some research and came up with […]

Dogs, Cats and Unexpected Moments

Someone sent me the following quote~ “The moments of happiness we enjoy take us by surprise. It is not that we seize them, but that they seize us.” (Ashley Montagu) It made me think of all the times my cats did something which caught me totally by surprise and made me laugh out loud: The […]

Pet Home Urine Test

When I first had the idea about creating a product where people could perform a urine test on their dog or cat at home, I wondered how easy it would be for people with no medical background to do this test. We ran focus groups, gave away lots of free tests and found that when […]

Preventing Dog and Cat Diabetes with Early Detection

We received another testimonial from a customer who was able to detect diabetes in his dog at a very early stage of the illness by using ThePetCheckup monthly. His vet thinks he will be able to treat the dog just with a special diet as it was caught so early. I love to hear feedback […]

Dog Urinary Tract Infection

I came across an interesting statistic today regarding urinary tract infections in dogs. According to the information I read, 20-50% of dogs who have experienced a urinary tract infection will have a recurrence of the infection at some point during their lifetime. This makes it extremely important to be vigilant for signs that the problem […]