[New Product] CheckUp At Home Wellness Test for Dogs or Cats
When it comes to pet care, preventing health problems before they arise is extremely important. Since pets can’t tell us when they are sick or in pain, we need to be keenly observant of changes in behavior and habits. Many pets naturally try to hide their pain or discomfort, so even the most attentive pet parent has no opportunity to assess a potential illness or injury. Too often, symptoms go unnoticed and progress into life-threatening health problems. Checking your pet’s urinary health can now be done in the privacy and comfort of your own home with the help of a convenient home urine testing kit for pets.
How do you know when your pet is sick?
Your pet’s natural survival instinct may cause him or her to hide signs and symptoms of illness from you. In the wild, vulnerabilities can make a dog or cat a target for predators, so hiding illness is vital. This inborn self-preservation skill often stays with domesticated pets, even when they have caring pet parents available to help. Signs and symptoms of illness that you may notice include:
- Unusual hiding or avoidance of affection
- Inability or unwillingness to participate in normal activities
- Change in mood or behavior
- Increased thirst
- Decrease or increase in appetite
- Lethargy and weakness
- Whining when urinating
- Change in urination, such as urinating more or less often
- Unusually strong smelling urine
- Diarrhea or constipation
Unfortunately, these symptoms may be difficult to recognize. That’s why checking your pet’s health regularly at home is an ideal way to keep on top of your pet’s health and detect developing problems early so veterinary evaluation and treatment can be sought in time. Urinary tract infections, for example, are one of the most common causes of vet visits and are easily treated when caught in time. However, if not detected and left untreated UTIs can lead to serious, sometimes fatal health crises.
CheckUp At Home Wellness Test helps take the guesswork out of pet care
Testing your pet’s urine at home is safe and easy using the CheckUp At Home Wellness Test for Dogs or the CheckUp At Home Wellness Test for Cats. Each kit contains everything you need to test your pet’s urine for urinary tract infection, kidney failure, blood in the urine, and high glucose levels.
The CheckUp At Home Wellness Test is ideal for pets with known medical conditions that must be monitored, such as diabetes, kidney disease or frequent/recurrent urinary tract infections. It is also helpful in the care of overweight or senior pets. Urine collected may be refrigerated to be delivered as a specimen to your veterinarian within 48 hours of collection. While home urine testing is not a replacement for veterinary evaluation and care, it is a great way to gain insight into the condition of your pet’s health and let you know if or when it is time to see the vet.
The CheckUp At Home Wellness Test for Dogs comes with a telescoping collection cup holder that allows you to collect urine from a distance. This ensures a clean catch while giving your pet a comfortable amount of space. The CheckUp At Home Wellness Test for Cats comes with one 2-lb bag of Hydrophobic Litter, which allows urine to pool atop the litter for easy collection using the enclosed pipette. Two testing strips are included with each kit to double-check your results. An easy-to-read results card (also included) gives you accurate test results in just 60 seconds.