Urinalysis

Urine is one of the ways your cat’s body eliminates waste and toxins.  A urinalysis is a physical inspection, chemical analysis, and microscopic evaluation of your cat’s urine.  It provides information on specific illnesses or disease states.  When the Doctor recommends it be added to your cat’s checkup, it provides a broad and powerful overview of your cat’s health.  Without urinalysis, important and relatively common diseases can go undetected and untreated.

A urinalysis provides insights into many health issues, including:

Kidney disease

Liver disease

Diabetes

Anemia

Inflammation

Hydration status

Bleeding disorders

Whether your cats is feeling sick or having an annual preventive checkup, your Doctor may recommend a full diagnostic workup, including a blood screen and urinalysis.