How I get a urine sample for a dipstick

Discussion in 'Feline Health - (The Main Forum)' started by Kathy G, Feb 12, 2019.

  1. Kathy G

    Kathy G New Member

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    I'd like to share how I get a urine sample for a dipstick to check for glucose and ketones. It may not work for every cat but it's simple to try. Since Oliver is not regulated yet and had a UTI he was urinating outside of the regular litterbox. I added another box with just a puppy pad on a recommendation from a friend and it works perfectly. He has no problems using this set up. My friend (who runs a cat rescue) said many of her cats prefer to use the pad. On days I want to collect a sample I just fold the pad over to encourage extra urine to flow into the open box and Voila! I have a urine sample. :)
     

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  2. Kris & Teasel

    Kris & Teasel Well-Known Member

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    We love sharing helpful hints here! Thanks for this. :)
     
  3. Candy&Company

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    Holy crap this looks great, I'll try it, thank you!!!
     
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  4. Kathy G

    Kathy G New Member

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    So I tried just flipping the puppy pad over (so the waterproof side is up) and that worked even better! Not sure why I didn't think of that first....lol
     
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  5. Kathy G

    Kathy G New Member

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    Oh, yes......flipping the pee pad over is definitely better. :)
     

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