Put the Pen to the Paper

Urine collection
February 3, 2008, 8:27 pm
Filed under: :Articles, :Veterinary Care

 This was posted October 2007 on Cathy’s breederlist.

I would catch a little urine and examine it for clarity and odor every day if possible.  At the slightest change i would get a clean catch (not hard with males if you keep the genital hair clipped.   Males love to pee on the first object they encounter when put out.  Just a little soap and water wash before he goes out, then be ready with a long handled (sterile) kitchen ladle – (I have a dandy one stainless, easily boiled for 3 minutes).  A small sterile bottle for the urine.  Keep it in the fridge until you can get it to the vet for a microscopic and culture.

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