Analysing a urine sample gives us lots of information about the health of your pet.
Urinalysis includes an assessment of acidity, concentration and presence of protein, blood, sugar, ketones, bilirubin, stones, bacteria or other sediment.
While very useful for assessing possible bladder infections, it is also advisable to monitor the urine of older pets, as changes in the urine can be an indication of diabetes, kidney or liver disease. Early detection of these conditions allows us to attempt therapies which will slow the course of the condition, or keep your pet comfortable for longer.
You can collect a urine sample at home in a clean container, or you can request a container from us. Only a small sample is required. For dogs, collection as home is often best done by following the dog on a walk with a plastic tray to catch the urine. For cats, non-absorbable litter is available in out clinic, so your cat can use their litter tray as normal, and you can collect the sample when they are done.
Please contact us for more information.