Each week we ship orders of ThePetCheckup to overseas customers and have found that the U.S. Postal Service has been the most reliable.
The biggest problem that we had was in a shipment to Brazil which actually took 3 months to get there. Our customer said that was the standard time and sure enough, at about the 3 month mark, her package was delivered.
I was thinking it would probably be best not to ship to Brazil again, but the customer likes the product so much, she has already ordered refills. She’s willing to wait for them to arrive, so it will be interesting to see how long her package takes this time.
Our customers are always sharing with us their methods of collecting urine samples from their dogs and cats for their monthly ThePetCheckup test.
One of my favorites so far is a woman who said she uses the little plastic grease collectors that come with the George Foreman grill.
(Note: if you use this method, be sure to wash the “collectors” in hot water in between tests!!)
People are often surprised when they learn the range of illnesses that a pet urinalysis test can indicate.
A urine test for dogs and cats can show indications of some of the most common illnesses that affect our dog’s and cat’s health, including: diabetes, kidney infection, kidney disease, urinary tract infection, bladder disease, autoimmune diseases, bacterial infections, hepatitis and other liver diseases, and prostate diseases.
Of course, there are many illnesses that are revealed through other methods of testing: heart conditions, tumors, skin diseases, arthritic conditions, and many cancers for example. No one test can test for everything that can happen with our pet’s health.
Still, a urinalysis test for dogs and cats is an important foundation of the yearly health checkup, so I always encourage people to have a urine test done at the veterinary clinic every 6 or 12 months (and, of course, use ThePetCheckup at home on a monthly basis!).