Questions and Answers

We have compiled the answers to frequent questions about test4pet, test4aqua and the related apps:

test4pet

test4pet products and the related app serve as an aid for testing your animal’s health. The test results show whether and to what extent the reading for the composition of the animal’s urine deviates from the target range.

The test results refer to certain substances in the urine which are often linked to the health of certain organs. These include the bladder, urinary tract, kidneys, and liver. Other factors may also play a role in an animal‘s health. test4pet products and the related apps therefore serve as an aid for a health test. They constitute a DIY interim test complementary to the vet.

test4pet products and the related apps are not intended to diagnose or treat diseases and are not a substitute for a visit to your vet. Please discuss your animal’s health issues always with a vet for proper diagnosis and therapy. 

There are three versions of test4pet for mammals, one for dogs, one for horses and one for other pets like cats, cows, sheep, goats and pigs.

Use the do-it-yourself test as indicated in the instructions.

Dogs urinate in different ways. As a dog owner, you know your dog’s specific behaviour at best. Observe your dog to establish when the situation is right. If you notice a difference between marking and authentic urination, opt for situations in which your dog urinates since the quantity of urine is larger here. The beginning of a morning walk is often the best time. The test fields should only be dampened with the fluid to be tested for one second.

Horses urinating behaviour varies. As a horse owner, you know your horses’ preferences and specific behaviour at best. Observe your horse to establish when the situation is right. Frequently after some action the horse has the desire to void its bladder and does so in the box. Some favour a certain corner of their box. The test fields should only be dampened with the fluid to be tested for one second.

Application examples for cows, sheep, goats and pigs are similar to horses and dogs. 

Application examples for cats are more complex and might be supported by a spoon or a scoop to collect the liquid before pouring it over the test fields. Any contamination of the liquid can limit or sophisticate the test results.

test4aqua

The test4aqua product and the related app serve as interim aid for a fast check on 7 selected parameters in water: nitrate, nitrite, free chlorine, total chlorine, pH number, total hardness and carbonate hardness.

test4aqua shows changes in the composition of the selected parameters in water which should be checked regularly to ensure good quality.

test4aqua is suitable for household water, for example from well, private swimming pools & whirlpools and all aquariums and garden ponds with fresh water .

test4aqua products and the corresponding apps serve as an aid or a quick check of selected water quality parameters from time to time. test4aqua products and apps are not intended to take the place of an extensive water analysis according to the Drinking Water Ordinance or German DIN 19643 for water in swimming pools. Detailed questions you may have about aquarium water or pool water should be discussed with a specialist supplier. For questions about drinking water, please contact your local water supplier.

test4aqua products and the corresponding apps are not a substitute for a comprehensive water analysis according, for example, to the Drinking Water Ordinance or German DIN19643 for water in swimming pools. Detailed questions about aquarium water or pool water should be discussed with a specialist dealer of your choice. Please contact your local water supply company for questions about drinking water.

A test4aqua product is for one-time use only. If you want results for all test fields or use the app, you must dampen all test fields simultaneously. Dip all test fields in the water to be tested for one second and then wait one minute (no longer) before you or the app evaluates the result.

The test cannot be re-used once it has been performed or the product has become wet. The analysis reaction in the test fields continues for one more minute after the time of the reading. However, the colours are no longer meaningful.

Use the do-it-yourself test as indicated in the instructions.

Apps

There is an app for test4pet and one for test4aqua for test4 product owners. Both can be obtained for free from the Google-Play app shop

First of all, the intelligent apps make life easier and save time. test4pet and test4aqua offer many additional advantages such as automatic colour comparison, detailed evaluation, time series, etc. The test4pet app is suitable for all dogs, horses, cats, cows, sheep, goats, and pigs. The test4aqua app is suitable for all household water, garden ponds, swimming pools and aquariums, with fresh water.

And the best feature: Our apps can talk and can therefore be accessed by everyone.

The current app is included in the price of test4pet and test4aqua. In other words, you can enjoy the many advantages of the apps without extra expense if you own a test4 product.

At present the apps for test4pet and test4aqua work with smartphones based on the Android operating system starting with version 4.1 which have an integrated camera.

Other operating systems are planned for the future. We will inform you in good time about this on our homepage.

After briefly dampening the test fields with liquid, wait at least one minute (no longer) and then do the evaluation with the app.

If you have further questions, requirements, suggestions, praise or criticism, contact us directly.