At home urine test for pets : SHARK TANK

“Your product saved my dog’s life”

Recently voted “one of the top 10 Pet Products to ever have been seen on Shark Tank”

When we developed ThePetCheckup several years ago, we knew that it was a revolutionary new product that would help many animals to live longer and healthier lives. We knew that being able to detect potential problems at home before symptoms appeared would open up a whole new level of care for pet caregivers. Our veterinary consultants recommended that people test their pets once a month in addition to regular veterinary visits to catch potential problems at an early stage.

What we didn’t realize was how deeply fulfilling it would be to hear our customers personal stories. Some people told us it was a lifesaver. And when we received letters telling us that a dog or cat has passed on and that ThePetCheckup helped them live longer, well….there really aren’t any words to express how good that feels.

And now for iPhone, iPad, and iPod users the same test is being made available to you in a patented technology that is as easy to use as ThePetCheckup. Your choice which style suits you. The test is the same.

Recently Forbes magazine called the Petnostics smart phone version “one of the top 10 Pet Products ever shown on Shark Tank”

Stay tuned for the Shark Tank video presentation which I will post shortly.

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2014 Protecting your dog’s and cat’s health by being proactive

We would like to wish everyone a wonderful New Year.

We hope 2014 brings you and your animal companions many Blessings and great Fulfillment.

It is wonderful to be connected to so many caring pet owners around the country.

And we look forward to hearing how our product is helping you to protect your dog’s and cat’s good health.

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Dealing with cat diabetes

I am so happy to report that Chloe’s glucose level has remained in the normal range these last 4 months.  We have been vigilant with the canned food diet and have never had to use insulin with her.  She and Kate both switched to all canned pretty easily…we did it over about 10 days or so.

Her vet said to keep checking her urine with ThePetCheckup to make sure she isn’t spilling any glucose.  I’m also wanting to transition both to a higher quality cat food, and in the midst of doing research.  I don’t want Chloe to back-slide at all. It is pretty amazing how great she looks: her white fur is shiny and fluffy and it is so much fun to see her playing with her toys.

Here she is giving her little sister Kate a hug…..

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Statistics on dog and cat diabetes

I read some interesting statistics on diabetes from the JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation).  According to this report, diabetes has been increasing at a 5% rate per year in both people and pets.

It is 1 of the 5 most common diseases in dogs and 1 in 3 in cats.

I feel really fortunate that when Chloe’s glucose level tested so high last year, we were able to get it in the normal range just with diet.  I am now investigating higher quality diets that will keep her in the normal range but provide better nutrition.  I test her every 3 weeks of so with ThePetCheckup and she is not spilling any glucose in her urine.  That’s the way to go Chloe!!

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Monitoring glucose levels with ThePetCheckup

In September, when ThePetCheckup test showed Chloe was spilling moderate levels of Glucose into her urine, I brought her to the vet for further testing.  Sure enough, her glucose level was pretty high – 402.  We decided to treat her by diet and over 10 days both Chloe and Kate transitioned to a high protein, low carb canned food.

Yesterday, Chloe was retested and her glucose level is in the normal range.  I’m so proud of the little peanut!  Our vet said to keep using ThePetCheckup to test her urine, and if it creeps up out of the negative range again, I’ll bring her in for a blood test. 

I’m also relieved that both Chloe and Kate are on canned food diets and how smoothly they adjusted. Next I’ll be checking into homemade diets and other possibilities while still keeping the protein/carbs ratio in line with diabetes.

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Preventing Dog and Cat Diabetes with Early Detection

We received another testimonial from a customer who was able to detect diabetes in his dog at a very early stage of the illness by using ThePetCheckup monthly. His vet thinks he will be able to treat the dog just with a special diet as it was caught so early.

I love to hear feedback like this.

There is no doubt that early detection is the key to helping us keep our dogs and cats healthy.

Many of our customers are already pretty proactive with their animal’s health care, but I wonder how many other pet owners out there would be too if they knew that there was such an easy way to monitor their animal’s health.

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Reading about the death of Oprah’s dog

I just read that one of Oprah’s dogs tragically died from choking on a toy ball. It reminds me, once again, of how fragile our dogs’ and cat’s lives are.

Being the owner of a pet health care company (www.thepetcheckup.com) I get to speak with very caring and involved animal caregivers all the time. I remember one man called to thank me for our product and told me that one day his dog was in seemingly perfect health and the next day she fell off the couch in a coma. It turned out she had advanced diabetes and, within a short time, she became completely blind.

Life by nature is uncertain as we all know, but when I hear stories like this, I am so happy to be involved with a product that can so easily help people to protect and extend their pets’ lives.

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