Use a soup ladle to help with urine collections
The team at Paradise Ridge Pet Clinic in Valley Center, Calif., discovered a unique way to assist in free-catch urine collections. "We use a long-handled, steel soup ladle when taking canine patients out for a walk," Dr. Ellie Newcomb says. "No wet fingers, plus it's sterilizable. Also, the dogs don't exhibit a fear reaction as they do when someone quickly stoops over and reaches under them with a bowl."