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How do I get a wee sample for the vet?

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fuzzywuzzy Tue 07-Jul-15 17:04:41

So our boy has a congenital heart condition which needs monitoring and he's on pill's.

Vet wants us to bring in a wee sample in six weeks time. I do not think DCat will be terribly co-operative with the weeing in a test tube, he likes the litter tray and first digs deep then covers it meticulously.

Any suggestions please?

Also DP has not had him insured any ideas who will insure him with this condition?

Thanks in advance.

Fatstacks Tue 07-Jul-15 17:05:53

They will give you special piss proof litter for his tray.

Fatstacks Tue 07-Jul-15 17:06:29

Non absorbing little plastic beads.

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Tue 07-Jul-15 17:07:29

Sorry for horrible link!

It's a bit messy but you can get plastic non-absorbent cat litter son the wee just eventually pools in the bottom of the tray.

fuzzywuzzy Tue 07-Jul-15 17:19:31

Vet only gave us a test tube.

He has regular check ups and is doing well, he came home with a shaved paw because vet took bloods sad

Thank you for the link I'll take a look.

cozietoesie Tue 07-Jul-15 18:28:38

I always do it the same way. When Seniorboy pees in his tray, I stick a deep little saucer (a coffee can base for me) under his backside, collect what comes and then put it into a vial using a little plastic pipette thing which the vet gives me.

Easy peasy and minimal problems for the cat. You just have to have your receptacle close to the litter tray and wait until they're fully committed to the pee. (You may not get the whole flow but you'll get more than enough.)

If you're likely to be around when he uses his tray, it's well worth considering.

basildonbond Wed 08-Jul-15 21:46:50

we had to get a urine sample for our elderly girlcat a few weeks ago ... she refused point blank to use the special non-absorbent litter - she held it in for hours and hours with me watching her like a hawk and then in the two minutes it took me to go upstairs she wee'd all over the floor ... I'd try cozie's idea if I were you ...

MrsSchadenfreude Thu 09-Jul-15 09:30:42

One of ours refuses to use the non-absorbent litter and pees all over the floor instead. The vet has manipulated his bladder in the past, and got him to pee on the table, so that she can get a sample. The last time he wouldn't play ball, she was saying "His bladder is so full, he must be desperate!" He jumped off the table and did the world's biggest wee - it just kept coming. But at least she got her sample.

fuzzywuzzy Thu 09-Jul-15 10:15:36

Thank you all, I shall get DP to try the saucer trick. We're just going to have to follow him around till he wees I suppose.

He's very much in charge and I've a feeling he won't pee in non absorbent litter.

He is distractingly adorable. And deeply loved.

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