My friend's cat had a problem with crystals in his urine. He was treated and is now fine. It's about a month later and the vet asked her to bring in a urine sample to see how things were going. My question is how do you get a urine sample from a cat???
Judy F
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My friend's cat had a problem with crystals in his urine. He was treated and is now fine. It's about ... sample to see how things were going. My question is how do you get a urine sample from a cat???

I've got a comforter on my bed that is sure to extract some urine... Emotion: sad

In the 60's people took acid to make the world weird. Now the world is weird and people take Prozac to make it normal.
Come to think of it I have a carpet I could donate... Judy F
My question is how do you get a urine sample from a cat???

It is not too difficult. Replace the kitty litter (in a clean litter box) with some torn up strips of paper; small enough and plentiful enough to simulate some litter. No need to make too much of it. Put a few magazines under one end of the box so that it tilits to the other end. Watch for when your kitty goes to the box. When he urinates the urine will run down to one end of the box; some of it, but not all, will be absorbed by the newspaper. Get a syringe (your vet should give you one) and draw up the urine in the syringe, and VOILA, you have a clean urine sample.
Thanks GL, I'll pass this along to my friend!
Judy F
My friend's cat had a problem with crystals in his urine. He was treatedand is now fine. It's about a ... see how things were going. My question is how do you get a urine sample from a cat??? Judy F

Hi Judy F,
I've never had to do this and was thinking that if I ever did, I'd just take Matilda to the vet for an "overnight" and let her do it.

Anyway, I just did a search on collecting this type of sample and found this.
http://www.helpinganimals.org/ARTICLES/sample.htm
I think I'd go with the dried lentils. :c)
Judy & Matilda
My question is how do you get a urine sample from a cat???

It is not too difficult. Replace the kitty litter (in a clean litter box) with some torn up strips of ... should give you one) and draw up the urine in the syringe, and VOILA, you have a clean urine sample.

Why is it the owner is given the burden of getting the urine sample? Granted, my vet hasn't been able to get one because she pees in the carrier on the way over 99% of the time, but the other 1% took a swift and deft wielding on the needle and voila! Nice clean sample.
"Brandy  Alexandre" (Email Removed) dumped this in on 24 Feb 2004:
Why is it the owner is given the burden of getting the urine sample? Granted, my vet hasn't been able ... the time, but the other 1% took a swift and deft wielding on the needle and voila! Nice clean sample.

I wonder that, too. I had to try to catch a sample from Bonnie when she was only recently tamed and still semi-feral. I had finally got her into a carrier to take her to the vet and her bladder was empty which is typical when they have bladder/UTI issues because they empty it frequently. The morning I tried to catch a sample (and I used a clean litterbox with a shallow layer of gravel that you use for fishtanks) she spent hours in the room with me (vegging, watching TV) and she never went once. I still wonder why they didn't suggest letting me leave her with them so they could get the sample the correct way. She turned out to be fine after one round of ABs, but they never took a sample to test first.
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