How to Catch Cat Urine for a Vet Visit (The Simplest Method I Know)
Full disclosure, I’ve been collecting our cat Curry’s urine for the last 12 months or so, and I had a lot of practice at it. That’s why this looks easy to do. In the beginning, it wasn’t easy. I’ve tried many different methods, and this the easiest way I came up with. This is the method with the least amount of contamination.
The most important part is timing. Usually, she has to start urinating before you can grab her tail, otherwise she’ll run away. In the video, I was lucky with the timing. She was just about to go and couldn’t stop, so she didn’t care that I grabbed her tail.
You can tell that when she’s urinating, her rear is very low to the ground. When she’s doing the #2, she’s sitting higher up. I don’t know if that’s b/c she’s a girl cat. I don’t know how boy cats do it.
The last part of the video is some of her urine test results. She as a renal failure. Her kidney has around 80% damage according to our vet. Our vet said, her living this long is around 1 in 100 chance. She was first diagnosed early of last year.
I give her 140cc of water each day with a syringe b/c she weighs 2.47 kg or 5.45 lb. This is her usual weight. She could use more water, but this is the best I can do. I give her 35cc each time, 4 times a day, along with her usual cocktail of medicines all crushed and mixed with water. All her foods are prescription foods and mostly wet foods.
These days, our doctor said if things continue the way they are, maybe there is a chance that her kidney function could return to 50%. That would be the best case scenario.
I wanted to share this video b/c I know how stressful and difficult collecting cat urine can be. I hope this video helps those in a similar situation.