Do you want to save money, anxiety for your kitty, and unnecessary trips to your vet? Would you like to know if your cat is developing crystals in her urine that could lead to a feline UTI?
It's easy to do with this check-at-home method.
If your kitty has been previously diagnosed with a feline UTI, there's a chance it could re-occur. Since it's impossible to see crystals in your cat's urine that are caused by a UTI, you don't know kitty's hurting again until UTI is fairly well advanced. And then how do you tell?
Poor kitty probably stops using cat litter box - again.
Well, there's an easy method to check kitty's urine at home, with a minimum of fuss. You can check as often as you like, and it's easy to see test results - you don't need any training.
First off, you'll need either non-absorbent litter (available from your vet) or clean acquarium gravel that's available at any local pet store.
Next, you'll need urine pH test strips, which you can read about, and order at:
Then, set up kitty in a room of her own with food, water, a clean litter box (scrubbed clean, not just litter-dumped-out clean) with non-absorbent litter or acquarium gravel. You might also add some of her favorite toys, a kitty DVD (see them here at http://www.cat-urine-odor-advisor.com/cat-litter-box-problem.html), or just turn on a radio tuned to a classical music station, with volume set low.
This testing is even easier when you know approximate times of day or night your cat uses litter box. You may need to observe your cat for a few days to figure this out. Scout usually goes around 4:30 AM, or 5:00 PM. There's probably other times, but these are two most convenient times for me to grab a fresh sample from her.