Collecting urine from your cat

Fetching feline urine...

Do you nearly provide your own urine sample through excessive laughter at the thought of trying to collect urine from your cat? I’ll let you in on a secrete—most vets have trouble doing this too, but here are a few things I’ve found makes this task a little easier to tackle.

 

The 6 steps to collecting urine from your cat
The 6 steps to collecting urine from your cat


Alternatively, I have had one AMAZING owner manage to catch a urine sample from their cat on a spoon. As we only need a few millilitres provided it is a clean spoon and your can’t isn’t too shy, then this technique can be used for inside and outside cats.

 

Remember if you can’t get the sample into the clinic immediately place it in the fridge until you can drop it off.

 

If we need to collect a sample for culture and sensitivity we may recommend  that we need to collect a cystocentesis sample. This involves collecting a urine sample directly from the bladder using a needle.

 

Urine sample tools

 

So, what tips do you have to collect urine from your cat?

 

 

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