Even the most caring and observant pet owners are sometimes taken by surprise to find out that their dog or cat has a serious illness — and that it may have been coming on for some time.
That’s why it is so great to see that more and more pet owners are practicing preventative medicine and being more proactive with their pet’s healthcare.
Knowing your pet’s “normal” baseline provides great information. Like us, dogs and cats can have their own “normal” that may vary somewhat from all the normal parameters on a home urine test. This could be due to a specific diet they are eating ( if the diet is higher in protein, you may find that a trace value for protein is their normal).
The baseline can also vary depending on a wide variety of pre-existing conditions or previous health problems the animal experienced. Any deviations from the baseline reading becomes very significant and provide important information to the observant pet owner! This is also information your veterinarian will want to be aware of as well.
We are in the process of sending out a newsletter to our subscribers early next week.
The manufacturer of our test materials has asked us to find out what other products our customers would be interested in having. Or any suggestions for changes to the current test strips.
We’re excited to hear from everyone and get their ideas and input.
Most of our orders are placed online. Sometimes when a customer calls, they have quite a story to tell. And sometimes it is heartbreaking.
I remember well the man who told me he had no idea his beloved dog had advanced diabetes until one day she just fell off the couch. She also become blind quickly and her vision was never restored. He was so shocked because he had taken her for annual veterinary visits and she had not exhibited any signs of illness before this event.
He understood well the need for practicing preventative care and told me that he wished he had heard of ThePetCheckup earlier.
I do too. We can’t make any guarantees regarding our product of course, but I know the monthly tests would have picked up imbalances and he would have been able to get his dog medical treatment much earlier in the development of the diabetes.
Many of our customers have animals with chronic conditions. Often, these dogs and cats require more frequent check-ups and tests by their veterinarians to monitor their health.
We always love it when a long-time (or new!) customer emails us to let us know the results of the most recent vet visit. We received such an email this morning from a customer who’s dog is monitored for recurring kidney stones. She will be going for an ultrasound tomorrow.
It’s always interesting to hear what treatment protocols people are finding helpful. This can be helpful too, when someone’s animal is newly diagnosed with a similar condition.
Before symptoms appear is the key here!!
ThePetCheckup provides important indications of potential diseases including: kidney disease, urinary tract disease, diabetes mellitus, diabetes insipidus, kidney infections, bacterial infections, urinary tract infections, urinary bladder disease, auto-immune disease, Cushing’s disease, prostate diseases, hepatitis and other liver conditions.
Our veterinary consultants advise that the tests be done on a monthly basis between routine veterinary visits to catch potential problems before symptoms appear.
We have also had customers report to us that their veterinarians were able to detect some pretty uncommon illnesses because of early red flags from ThePetCheckup test. Seeing an imbalance with the monthly test led to further veterinary testing and potential serious illnesses were detected at early stages. This has been the case with some liver conditions that have been reported to us. And the treatment has been successful which is so wonderful to hear!
Thank you to our customers for their feedback…..we love hearing from you!
We heard from Robert Cabral this week. Robert is an amazing person who specializes in rescuing and rehabilitating dogs from difficult backgrounds who have developed troubling behavioral problems. He helps these animals to become adoptable.
In 2008, Robert wrote a very nice testimonial on his website for ThePetCheckup, saying among other things: “There are few products I would give this high of a rating for, but The Pet Checkup is my #1 product that I think every pet owner should have. I will not be without it. ”
You can read more of his testimonial at this link~
Since most of our customers order online, there isn’t a lot of personal contact, but it is always nice when someone lets us know, even in just a few words, how helpful ThePetCheckup has been for them.
A long-time customer from MI with 2 dogs has been reordering refills regularly and placed a new refill order today:
“Love the product — use it all the time and it works!!”
Yup, it does work and it’s always nice to have feedback from our customers.
I am currently taking a series of classes in Social Marketing.
We were asked to profile our customers.
I consider our customers to be wonderful caregivers. It is always a pleasure to speak with people who love their animals, treat them like family and provide such good care for them.
Two qualities I chose to describe our “typical” customer are:
1. They are proactive with their dog and cat’s health care.
2. They understand the importance of early detection in preventing and treating diseases.
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.
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