Pet owners doing their pets' urinalyses?
Portia Stewart, Editor, Team Channel Director
Portia Stewart is a pun-loving editor who spends her days arguing the differences between cats and commas (commas are a pause at the end of a clause, while cats have the claws at the end of the paws). She is a minion to two cats and a dog.
It's a smartphone. No, wait! It's a urine analyzer! Wait, what?
Image courtesy of PetnosticsUrine for data?
Diabetes, urinary tract infections, bladder stones, dehydration, proteinuria ... So many reasons you might run a urinalysis. But first you've got to get the pet to the practice, then someone has to chase the kitty or pooch around the practice with a vaccine tray or a banana split boat or … well, you get the point–more ideas here. What if a concerned client could run a preliminary urine test at home and report the results to you? Or maybe run more frequent tests after diagnosis on your recommendation?
Enter Petnostics! The Petnostics Urine Collector is a ladle-like device to quickly collect urine. Then the pee is placed into a Petnostics collection cup with a urine test strip integrated into the lid.
Now here's where it gets exciting: The urine strip on the lid starts changing colors when it comes in contact with the urine. Once the strip is activated, the pet owner can scan the lid with the Petnostics app. It guides the user through the analysis process and displays the test results. Best part-the app makes it easy for pet owners to share this data with you.
Urine for cats
But wait, a ladle to catch tinkle from cats? You're thinking, "Won't work!" No worries. Just ask pet owners to use the Petnostics Hydrophobic Cat litter for urine collection instead. Easy pee-sy. (See what we did there?)