A few months ago, we were sent PawCheck Home Test Kits for Cats. I haven’t been able to complete our review (due to time constrictions), but have no doubts that I will like them, as I really like the idea of preventative health care for kitties. Especially because I had a kitty with kidney disease. I wanted to feature these tests though because I am a big fan – so there might be a review yet in our future, just to feature them again. These home tests help pet owners screen their kitties for urinary tract infections, diabetes and kidney failure.
Test Kits come in the following:
- Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) Test for Cats
- Diabetes Test for Cats
- Kidney Failure Test for Cats
- General Wellness Test for Cats – has the main parameters of these diseases: Urinary Tract Infection (UTI), or Diabetes or Kidney Failure
The tests cost anywhere from $14.95-$18.95 plus $3.95 for shipping. You can buy PawCheck Home Test Kits for Cats here.
Here is a video we made that helps explain further how they work:
The tests remind me of testing chlorine levels in pools – in other words, you collect the specimen and then match the results to color on the test. Each test is sent with non-absorbent litter for urine specimen collection.
PawCheck told me that they like for the urine to be tested within one hour of them peeing.
The litter box just needs to be clean, with soap ideally, it does not have to be disinfected or anything. With our test, the specimen does not need to be sterile either.
Here are some additional videos that PawCheck has made: