Test-it Canine - Urine Screening Test for Dogs
Why use the Test-it Canine Urine Screening Test?
It detects specific abnormalities in dog urine. If abnormalities are detected in your dog's urine, you can take appropriate action - such as contacting your vet -before serious complications occur. This information sheet tells you how to use the product.
How does it work?
The Test-it Canine urine test strip consists of a plastic strip with 4 pads. Each pad contains reagents which have been formulated to react with abnormalities in your dog's urine. It detects the following 4 substances in dog urine.
What does the product test for?
The urine dipstick is an accurate and quick scientific method to screen your dog's urine for the presence of blood. Blood in the urine is a common finding in dogs, and mostly of a transient nature
(disappearing after a day or two). If your dog's urine consistently tests positive for blood, it could be a sign of an underlying condition such as a kidney disease, inflammatory condition, urinary tract
infection, trauma, a tumour, and poisoning. If this is the case, the animal must be referred to a veterinarian.
It is normal for a dog to have detectable levels of protein in the urine, usually after strenuous exercise. If you detect protein persistently in your dog's urine over a two week period, then it
potentially indicate any of the following: a urinary tract infection, kidney infection, bladder stones, abnormal tissue growth, growth of tissue, and cystitis. In this case, you should consult with your
Normally, a dog's urine should not contain any detectable levels of glucose (sugar). When glucose is frequently detected in the urine, it may result in serious consequences for your dog. The presence of glucose in a dog's urine can be caused by many illnesses and diseases, including diabetes. If your dog's urine tests positive for glucose, together with any of the following symptoms, you should consult your veterinary clinic immediately:
- A noticeable increase in thirst (frequently drinking large volumes of water)
- Frequent urination
- When the dog's urine appears very diluted
Leukocytes are commonly referred to as white blood cells. When found in a dog's urine, it is often an indication of an infection somewhere in the dog's urinary tract, including the kidneys, the bladder, and the urethra. White blood cells can also appear in dog urine due to kidney stones or through contamination of the genital tract - in males via the prostate gland and in females via the vagina. If your dog's urine tests positive for leukocytes, and shows symptoms of frequent urination and cloudy urine, then you should consult your veterinary clinic without delay.
What's in the box
1 x Test-it Canine bottle (30 Strips)
1 x Instruction Sheet