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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your dog or cat’s pH

The pH value on the urine test strip tells you how acidic or alkaline your pet’s urine is.

7.0 is considered neutral.  Any reading below that indicates acidity, while a number greater than 7.0 indicates alkalinity.

Most normal dogs and cats will have a pH reading between 6.0 and 7.0 ( a little on the acidic side).

However, for some pets, higher or lower values may be normal, so it is important to record the results and see if there are any changes over time.

Diet can affect the test results.  For example: a high protein meat based diet will have acidic urine.

Watching these values over time can also predict possible formation of stones and urinary tract infections.

Certain types of crystals and stones are more likely to form in an acidic environment, others in a more alkaline environment.

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Preventing urinary tract infections in cats and dogs

One of the most common ailments which affect dogs and cats is urinary tract infections, or UTI’s.  This is especially common in female dogs.

Using ThePetCheckup regularly will help to catch UTI’s before symptoms appear outwardly and is a great way to practice preventative care with your pet.

Also, be sure to provide access to fresh water and regular exercise.  It is now thought that sedentary pets are more susceptible to UTI’s as they may not be fully emptying their bladders.

Although common, these infections can become quite serious if left untreated.

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Dog urinary tract infections

I’m always doing research on preventing urinary tract infections in dogs and cats.

Recently I read that certain preservatives in pet food are prone to causing UTI’s.  I’ll do more research and see if I can discover which ones are  the culprits.

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UTI’s or Dog and Cat Urinary Tract Infections very common

I read more information today about Urinary Tract infections in dogs and cats. Although the statistics vary on just what percentage of dogs and cats will have this illness in their lifetime, it is certain that this is one of the most common imbalances that affect our pets.

Female dogs are quite a bit more likely to develop urinary tract infections than male dogs.

This is because the length of a female dog’s urethra is shorter compared to a male dog’s urethra. So the bacteria can enter a female dog’s bladder easier.

Keeping the animal’s immune system strong is the best defense. There is an overwhelming amount of information out there on our animal’s health and I know ThePetCheckup customer’s are some of the most informed.

I just started giving Chloe and Kate New Zealand Colostrum again. I think it is a great product and for my fussy cats, something that they will actually eat mixed with their food.

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