Children who grow up with pets are at lower risk for obesity and allergies

There is more and more research coming out on the benefits of a wide exposure to a variety of microorganisms. Below is an interesting study about the positive effects of being born into a family with dogs and cats.

Georgia announcing a special offer on ThePetCheckup test strips.

University of Alberta, Canada study of 700 children (published in the journal Microbiome) found that babies exposed in the womb or born into homes with dogs and cats recorded an “abundance” of the microbes ruminococcus and oscillospira, the latter of which is associated with leanness or a lower body mass index.

It is believed that this kind of early exposure to bacteria creates a type of resistance. The study further suggests that exposure to dogs and cats significantly lowers the risk of group B strep – which causes blood infection, pneumonia and meningitis in newborns.

There is more and more research coming out on the benefits of a wide exposure to a variety of microorganisms.

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Practicing early detection for your pet is easy to do at home

My cat Roo is alive today because of ThePetCheckup.  I had huge medical expenses for his urinary tract infection, chronic diarrhea, coccidia – plus antibiotics and anti coccidia meds. I felt desperate. Any little stress causes this cascade of symptoms in him and he was only 8 months old.
Then I found ThePetCheckup!

Being able to test him myself, I caught his urinary infection early!!  This saves me so much money.
Roo is now 6 yrs old and frisky and healthy.

I credit his improved health to ThePetCheckup!
Thank you!

Kim O., Texas

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Practicing early detection with home dog and cat urine tests

Urinary tract infections are the most common illnesses that are found with ThePetCheckup and Petnostics although these easy to use home tests provide early warning signs for many other illnesses. Here is an article by the Petnostics team about UTI’s, bladder and kidney infections.…/urinary-tract-infections-in-do…

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Home urine test for pets helps keep dogs and cats healthy.

Testimonial from long-time customer in TX. We hope Pixie gets good news from the specialists:

By using ThePetCheckup regularly for several months and tracking the results, we saw that our dog Pixie frequently had varying amounts of blood in her urine although otherwise asymptomatic. This finally led us to seek additional opinions from specialists. As a result, we learned Pixie had not only bladder stones but also a growth in her bladder (polyps or bladder cancer-diagnosis pending). We regret we did not pay more attention to the test results earlier as to the “story” they were telling and get a 2nd opinion sooner. We will continue to use these strips regularly to test all our dogs so we will be “ahead” of any lurking issue.

Pixie and family, Houston, TX

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Practicing preventative health for your dogs and cats

Another wonderful testimonial for our product!
“I discovered your product several years ago from the owner of a doggy daycare facility in Houston, and found it brilliant.
Our company is all about empowering people to help their animals and to teach them modalities that they can do on their own.
ThePetCheckup gave me the peace of mind to know my babies are in balance and all is well. We believe in a holistic and Eastern approach, which is prevention and balance, and ThePetCheckup falls right into that philosophy.allisonculver
I have been able to adjust my cat’s diet by doing the check-ups monthly and prevent bladder issues and boost her kidneys — thank you!!!

We would love for all of our students and clients to know about ThePetCheckup. Thank you again for creating and providing this amazing product.”

Allison Culver, The Lightfoot Way, TX

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At home urine test for pets : SHARK TANK

“Your product saved my dog’s life”

Recently voted “one of the top 10 Pet Products to ever have been seen on Shark Tank”

When we developed ThePetCheckup several years ago, we knew that it was a revolutionary new product that would help many animals to live longer and healthier lives. We knew that being able to detect potential problems at home before symptoms appeared would open up a whole new level of care for pet caregivers. Our veterinary consultants recommended that people test their pets once a month in addition to regular veterinary visits to catch potential problems at an early stage.

What we didn’t realize was how deeply fulfilling it would be to hear our customers personal stories. Some people told us it was a lifesaver. And when we received letters telling us that a dog or cat has passed on and that ThePetCheckup helped them live longer, well….there really aren’t any words to express how good that feels.

And now for iPhone, iPad, and iPod users the same test is being made available to you in a patented technology that is as easy to use as ThePetCheckup. Your choice which style suits you. The test is the same.

Recently Forbes magazine called the Petnostics smart phone version “one of the top 10 Pet Products ever shown on Shark Tank”

Stay tuned for the Shark Tank video presentation which I will post shortly.

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Regular home urine testing helps dog with recurring Urinary Tract Infections

“I am delighted to give a review on ThePetCheckup!! Our Whippet Fiona was continually getting UTI’s. The Vet said it could partially be due to her having such a tiny bladder.

I have taken her back for her shots, and told them about ThePetCheckup. They said it’s just like what they use in their office. They were glad to know that we are keeping a check on her so we can catch a problem early, should it arise again. If we have any doubts, like thinking her urine looks a little dark, or any kinds of questionable signs, we go ahead and do another test, even if it hasn’t been a month.

So far, she has not had any more problems in relation to a UTI, but it gives us such peace of mind to be able to check it ourselves. PLUS, it has saved us a lot of money by not taking her to the Vet every time we wonder if there is a problem. We order refills every time we get close to the end of the kit and we plan to do so for as long as we have our dog.

I highly recommend ThePetCheckup to anyone who has pets with problems or just plain cares about their pet to get yourself a kit. It doesn’t have to be just for UTI problems, because it screens for many other diseases as well. It’s well worth it to find out in advance if your pet is developing a health issue that you can catch early and get them the care they need.

It’s reasonably priced and easy to do!! Thank you ThePetCheckup for giving us the resources to keep such a close watch on Fiona!” fiona

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Dog and Cat Chronic health conditions make your pet susceptible to secondary illnesses

~~MiletestimonThis recent testimonial (below) highlights how important it is to practice preventative healthcare for pets who have a chronic illness which makes them more susceptible to infections and other diseases.
Using ThePetCheckup monthly will enable you to see if there are any other health concerns to be aware of. And catching a potential problem before symptoms appear will be the best means for an easier and more successful outcome. ~~

I just wanted to let you know how much I love this product!
Mile, my Chihuahua has diabetes and to know if his glucose is elevated because of an infection is so important.
Having this test keeps me alert to any problems before they get worse. It is easy to use.
I highly recommend this product to others.
High quality, great instructions with photos and low price.
Ann L. and Mile

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Beware peanut butter containing xylitol for dogs

Now there are even more reasons to be vigilant about reading labels on treats you give your dog.

There have been several recent warnings concerning certain brands of peanut butter that contain xylitol as a sweetener.

Although considered safe for people to consume, xylitol is EXTREMELY toxic to dogs. Even a very small amount can cause hypoglycemia, a dangerous drop in blood sugar. Outward symptoms are: weakness, disorientation, and seizures. Emergency medical treatment is needed at this point.

Many candies and chewing gums contain xylitol as well, so be careful if your dog likes to dig through your purse (Gus, are you listening??) or scavenger around the house.

An easy solution is to make your own salt free, xylitol free peanut butter. Your pup will thank you for it!

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More testimonials from using home urine test for dogs and cats

We received a very nice testimonial from a new customer in New Zealand today.

There are so many benefits to catching an imbalance before you can see any outward signs of illness.

“I have to say ThePetCheckup is worth its weight in gold already! I checked my dogs over the weekend, and if it wasn’t for the ThePetCheckup, I wouldn’t have known my girl has a terrible infection. The test showed blood protein and white blood cells so I was able to get a urine sample to the lab. Thank you.” N.D., New Zealand

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