The Pet Health Checkup is an easy, inexpensive, simple one- step test that will insure your pet's health and solve urination problems in the home, from cats spraying, dogs marking, cats not using the litter pan, etc.
The urine test helps pet owners to know if your pet has a health problem or a behavioral house training problem so you will know if you need to go to the veterinarian.
Developed by Dr. Steven Hadaway (a veterinarian for 35 + years) after 18 years of testing and use in veterinary hospitals, the PET HEALTH CHECKUP is the same urine test used in Veterinary hospitals.
Pet Health Checkup-4 month refill (4 test strips) in a re-seal-able package. Refills save money on repeat testing. Each return visit to a veterinarian would cost the exam, urinalysis, and perhaps additional fees to equal $100-200 per recheck vs. $5-7 per the TEST@HOME refill. 1 in 5 pets develop some health care problem each year.
20-40% has house training problems or pet behavioral problems sometime during their lifetime.
An annual urine test is a great way to check the health of your pet to detect
- urinary tract problems
- bladder infections
- bladder stones
- bladder tumors
- liver disease
- Cushings disease
- Liver condition or hepatitis
- Help prevent older dogs from urinating in the home
- puppies urinating in the house
- older cats not urinating in the litter pan
- kittens from urinating in the home.
An enclosed 24 page booklet helps train puppies or train kittens, or retrain older pets. This urine test helps pet owners to know weather their pet has a health problem or a behavioral house training problem. We help you resolve pet behavioral problems, urination in the house or other housetraining problems, or pet training problems. We provide additional information to help eliminate urine stains or odors.
The simple 1 step test is easy to do:
- Place the test strips in the urine
- Circle the color on the enclosed chart
- Compare colors on the chart to determine if the results are normal or abnormal.
- If abnormal, the pet owners can try over-the-counter (OTC) treatments that are prescribed, or go to a veterinarian.
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is a great early detection system which saves time, money, and pet lives plus insures successful treatment as well as reduced treatment cost.
Lastly, since the test determines pH and protein (urea) levels in the urine we help resolve urine burns to the lawn. We provide a myriad of helpful suggestions. The TEST@HOMESM kits are a great way to check up on the health of your pet in between visits to your veterinarian. Most vets would agree the home test for feline and canine disease is helpful in keeping your cat or dog in good health.
What causes brown spots on my grass from my dog's urine ?
While nitrogen is an essential component in healthy soil, high concentrations of it can cause grass to turn yellow or brown. Urine is naturally high in nitrogen and alone can cause grass burns. However, lawn fertilizer also contains nitrogen. An excess of either or a combination of urine and fertilizer may result in an overdose of nitrogen, thus "burning" the grass. Salts and other compounds in dog urine may also contribute to grass burn. In addition, highly acidic or alkaline urine may alter pH of the soil in that area of your yard, adversely affecting the grass there.
It may seem like female dog urine causes more trouble to the lawn than male dog urine. This is simply because most females tend to squat and urinate in one place, while many males lift the leg and "mark" upright objects in multiple locations. The composition of a dog's urine does not vary that much between male and female dogs, especially when spayed or neutered.
There are a few ways to prevent brown or yellow spots on your lawn caused by dog urine. You can try more than one option at a time for maximum results. There is no guaranteed way to end urine spots in the yard, but the following methods might help stop grass burns caused by dog urine:
- Train your dog to urinate in one area and plant a urine-resistant ground covering in that area. One great option for this is clover. You might also try creating a dog-friendly landscape in your entire yard.
- Give your dog a supplement or food additive that is designed to neutralize the nitrogen in the urine. One example of this type of product is Naturvet Grass Saver (compare prices). As alway, ask your vet before starting any supplement. Additionally, never attempt to alter your dog's urine pH unless specifically recommended by your vet.
- Immediately after your dog urinates, use a garden hose to rinse off the area. You might also consider switching to a low-nitrogen fertilizer for your lawn (make sure it's pet-safe too).