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.