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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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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Pet urine test saves lives!

I am reading more and more articles on the importance or practicing preventative medicine and establishing an early detection health care routine.

The statistics are impressive.  Between 60-75% of chronic illnesses can be reversed with just a change in diet IF caught early enough.  With the increasing costs of veterinary care, this becomes a responsible practice for all pet owners.

When Chloe started spilling glucose in her urine, almost 2 years ago, we switched her to an all canned diet and she has maintained normal values since then.  Her last blood work in July was even better than the previous one 6 months ago!

It’s so much better to prevent an illness or to be able to treat it at an early stage than to have to deal with a serious, life-threatening and costly illness.

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Practicing early detection for your pet’s health

Do you remember the TV show Emergency Vets?  I was addicted.  One of the veterinarians on the show, Dr. Kevin Fitzgerald writes some great articles on animal care.  I just read one on aging dogs called Silver Muzzles.

Because animals are living longer now, the importance of practicing early detection is even more important.  As an animal ages, the immune system can become more susceptible to a variety of  infections.

This is where ThePetCheckup comes in.  As an additional tool in your wellness program, it can help identify many potential problems with your aging animals before the problems get more serious.

Of course, it is just as important to keep up with regular veterinary checkups. But between visits, regular use of ThePetCheckup will provide you will priceless peace of mind.

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Know your pet’s health baseline!

 

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.

 

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We want to hear from you!

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.

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Testimony on the importance of practicing preventative healthcare with your pets

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.

 

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Urine testing for pets with chronic diseases

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.

 

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Home urine testing for pets leads to indications of common and also uncommon dog and cat illnesses.

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!

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Home pet urine test called favorite product

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~

http://blackbeltdogtrainingblog.blogspot.com/2008/12/pet-checkup-my-favorite-new-product.html

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