Have you ever taken your dog or cat to the vet because they just weren’t acting right? It is always a good idea to err on the side of caution but sometimes that can be expensive. Wouldn’t it be awesome to be able to check for problems without a big vet bill? That is the genius behind Petnostics.
Let me introduce the revolutionary at-home urine test that allows pet parents to check their pet’s health status. Petnostics tests for these common problems:
· urinary tract infections
· kidney stones
· bacterial infection
· Liver Disease
The best part is that testing is easier than loading your pet in the car and driving to your veterinary clinic. At around $10.00 per test, it is much kinder to the pocketbook. As always, never hesitate to seek advice and medical attention from your veterinarian if you suspect a problem with your pet. Petnostics is a terrific way to monitor your dog or cat’s health between visits.
This Is How We Do It
Download the free Petnostics app and set up a profile for your pet.
Collect your dog’s urine.
(Bentley doesn’t hike his leg. Don’t judge. ☺)
Transfer urine to specimen cup and screw lid on securely.
Open the app and follow the step-by-step instructions.
First, flip cup upside down.
Flip cup upright.
The timer comes on for 60 seconds.
Scan with iPhone for results. Align dog head on screen with the dog's head on the lid. *I scanned my test kit outside in the daylight on my patio. Scanning under artificial light can result in a different reading.
*Petnostics is available for Android phones in BETA.
The app analyzes the test strips in seconds.
*Our results were within normal ranges.
You can share your results with your vet and the app will store the date and time of your tests. This makes it handy to compare results over a period of time.
|Photo courtesy of Petnostics Facebook|
Stephen Chen founded Petnostics in February 2013 as a way to help pet parents keep tabs on their pet’s health between vet visits. He considers it a type of 'Check Engine' light for our pets. You may have seen him on Shark Tank episode 24 this spring. He landed two big sharks in Mr. Wonderful, Kevin O’Leary and the Queen of QVC, Lori Greiner. I laughed at one of the ‘Sharks’ comments that “People aren’t going to try to catch their dog’s urine.” People might not, but pet parents that love and consider their dog or cat as a member of our family would definitely do it. Let’s admit it; we have all done stranger things for our pet’s well-being.
Petnostics is available online at a cost of $9.99 for 1 test kit or you can purchase them in bundles of 4 or 12 tests. The expandable urine collector is $14.99 but I recommend it to make the collection easier. You can follow Petnostics on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Barking from the Bayou is putting @Petnostics to the test. Fetch our review today. https://t.co/beJmFuGMgR pic.twitter.com/pRJ0TpBODi— M. K.Clinton (@mk_clinton) May 27, 2016
*Barking from the Bayou, LLC received two Petnostics test kits in exchange for an honest review. We only promote products that we feel would benefit our audience. Petnostics is not responsible for the contents of this article.
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