Solid Gold PH Test Strips for Dogs and Cats, at Only Natural Pet Store, to test urine and urinary tract infections for a healthy dog, puppy, kitten, or cat.
Solid Gold Urine Testing pH strips are ideal for dogs and cats who have suffered from or are prone to urinary tract problems such as crystal formation or infections. Use these strips to test your pet's urine pH level at home and track treatment progress.
Calcium phosphate stones often develop when the urine is over-alkalized (at a pH greater than 7.5), in an effort to prevent the formation of calcium oxalate, urate, or cystine stones. The average age at onset is 7 to 8 years, but these stones have been found in dogs of all ages, including puppies and seniors.
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Urine pH is frequently monitored in dogs with urolithiasis, urinary tract infections, and other diseases. Because of costs and convenience, commercially available urine reagent test strips are used to determine urine pH, but they may not be sufficiently accurate for evaluation of some diseases. This study evaluated a laboratory benchtop pH meter, 4 portable pH meters, a commercial urine reagent strip, and pH paper. Reproducibility and accuracy were measured in pooled urine samples. Dog and cat urine is produced at a pH of 5 to 8. During the reproducibility study, pooled samples from 15 dogs had a pH of 6.11 or 6.60. Hydrochloric acid or sodium hydroxide was added to samples to achieve the pH of 5.50 and 7.60. For the accuracy study, 201 voided urine samples from hospitalized dogs were used. Reagent strips and pH paper tended to overestimate the pH values obtained from the benchtop meter: the reagent strip had the largest variability at pH values of 6 to 7.5, and the pH paper had the largest ranges at pHs of 6 to 8.Dip the Urine: Seriously, check your dog’s urine from home. I purchase the that test for 10 different levels of things in my dog’s urine. If your dog battles urinary tract infections (UTI’s), these strips can be a lifesaver for detecting levels such as pH and blood in the urine in between vet visits. Collect the dog’s urine with a free catch in the morning when it is most concentrated, dip the stick in, wait the time recommendations (2 minutes for most) and then compare against the colors on the bottle. (strips expire and are about $35 for 100 but so worth it – about the same cost as one urinalysis at the vet, so very cost effective).Follow the veterinarian’s recommendation for your dog’s diet. Closely monitor your dog for the development of kidney stones. Take your dog back to the veterinarian when recommended in order to monitor the presence and/or levels of crystals in your dog’s urine. In the case of pH management, obtain strips to test the pH level of your dog’s urine at home, in order to monitor the success of the prescription diet. Most importantly, make sure plentiful, clean water is always available to your dog.Urinary pH can be monitored using test strips with the goal of maintaining a neutral (7.0) pH in dogs prone to urate stones. Test strips can be held in the urine stream or urine can be collected in a paper cup, bowl, or other container for testing. Collecting the urine makes it possible to check for tiny stones or gritty “gravel” that the dog might be passing as well as any blood, pus, or other indications of infection. The recommended testing time is first thing in the morning, before feeding.