Urine tests are a simple way to gain valuable insights into the internal health of our pets. Urine testing can help us to detect problems such as kidney disease, diabetes, urinary tract infections, bladder/kidney stones and more, making it a very useful screening tool for older pets in particular.
Urine tests are essential to investigate problems such as excessive thirst or urination, urinary incontinence (leaking urine when asleep), inappropriate urination around the house or difficult/painful urination.
Basic urine tests look for several things:
Depending on the results of initial urine tests, further testing may then be needed to investigate or confirm the problem. But as you can see we can gain lots of valuable information from just a few drops of urine!
You might think it is a challenge to collect a urine sample from your pet, but actually we have several methods we can use to collect urine:
Make an appointment for a urine test today.
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