Early detection is the best medicine for happy and healthy dogs and cats

With ThePetCheckup, when we talk about “early detection” we are really talking about catching potential problems before there are any outward signs of illness.

Even the most attentive and caring pet owner usually will not know anything is wrong with their dog or cat until they are showing visible changes in behavior or appearance.

That is the beauty of this home urine test for pets – providing an easy to use tool that gives owners a way to be more pro-active in caring for their animal’s health.  When something shows up on ThePetCheckup health screen as abnormal, it means they will receive veterinary care at an earlier point in the illness.

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Testimonials for pet urine at-home test kit

I just wanted to let you know that your product is wonderful.

I always tell my veterinarians about it and hope that they will incorporate it into their businesses.  It’s such a nice feeling to take extra care with your pet,  and it’s an easy thing to do between routine veterinary visits.

MB, Boston, MA

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The search for natural flea remedies continues: nematodes

As spring is potentially arriving (we are getting about an inch of snow or slush today!), I have been doing more research into natural flea remedies. There seems to be several new products out there.

One is Nematodes..which are actually naturally occurring predators that live under the soil’s surface. They are not harmful to people or animals, or birds, plants and the rest of the environment, and I have read that they kill fleas in the yard or garden.

Nematodes start killing fleas within a day of their application, but it takes about 2 weeks for them to reach their full effect. An application lasts about 90 days and there are specific ways that they should be applied.

Has anyone had any direct experience with Nematodes? I like that each application lasts for 3 months and it seems like a safe way to keep fleas out of my enclosed cat pen in the summer and early fall.

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Kate is not a traveller

I am doing some internet research into remedies for cats who have motion sickness while travelling in the car.

My cat Kate gets very car sick–even on short trips (1/2 hour or so). She is almost 3 and has always had this problem. She will vomit, drool, and generally be queasy for a while after we get home.

I would like to bring her on a trip to the Cape this coming summer, but need to be sure she will not be sick or uncomfortable along the way.

My research is still in the beginning stages, but I am wondering if anyone has any thoughts or suggestions. Obviously, one solution would be not to take her on a trip…but other than the car sickness aspect, I think she would have a wonderful time. And it is hard to find excellent cat sitters for extended amounts of time.

I would be very interested and grateful to hear from anyone who has had experience with this situation.

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Practicing preventative health care with our dogs and cats

One of the great perks about being the owner of a company that sells a preventative health care product for pets is that I get to speak with lots of wonderful people about their dogs and cats.

Our customers tend to be people who share a deep bond with their animal companions. They practice preventative health care and understand the importance of early detection. It is always fun and also illuminating to share different ideas and products that we have found helpful in protecting our animals’ health. I have a bond with so many people throughout the world now who share many of the same values and goals for animals as I do.

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