Feline obesity has become an epidemic: a staggering 53% of America’s cats are considered overweight or obese. Obesity can lead to serious health problems in cats, including diabetes and kidney failure.

Regular home-testing can help detect abnormal conditions at an early stage, enabling your cat to get timely veterinary treatment. This is especially important for cats, who are masters at disguising symptoms until an illness is often in the advanced stages, making treatment more costly, and often more complicated.

Monitoring your cat’s urination habits at home is extremely important: look for signs of straining, urination in inappropriate places, and increased or decreased frequency of urination. These symptoms can be subtle and are often overlooked, yet the underlying disease can be serious and life threatening.

With PawCheck™ urine home-tests, cat parents can be proactive by screening their cat’s health on a regular basis.


PawCheck™  urine strips are patented test devices specifically designed for home-use: clean handling and no exposure to chemical reagents make testing an easy procedure, with results available in 2 minutes.Test kits include a non-absorbent litter for cat urine collection.

The beautiful tortie in this video demonstrates how easy it is to use PawCheck™:


The following common health conditions can be detected with PawCheck™:

  • Urinary Tract Infection
  • Diabetes
  • Kidney Failure

Early detection of these conditions will allow your veterinarian to start treatment before the disease has become advanced, and it may just save your cat’s life.

For more information, please visit, with demo videos on test method and urine collection. The PawCheck test is available on Amazon.

PawCheck™ is not a substitute for veterinary care.

FTC Disclosure: This post is sponsored by PawCheck™, which means that I was paid to feature this product. Regardless of payment received, you will never see products or services featured on this site that I don’t either use or would use myself. Photo source: screenshot from demo video.

10 Comments on Preventive Home Testing with PawCheck Helps Detect Feline Health Problems Early

  1. This sounds like another way to panic my human. She monitors my pee and poo output like a doctor now. I don’t drink water and the v-e-t said it’s not a good sign if I suddenly start to drink it.

  2. interesting product. Wonder what the cost would be.

    I can see it for possibly a recurring UTI issue, but it seems to be a bit cumbersome and I am guessing expensive to test your kitties on a regular basis just in case…

    • Connie, at $14.95 per test kit, it’s going to be much less expensive in the long run to detect any possible problems early, rather than waiting for symptoms to appear.

  3. Do you know what the litter is like? Cat might not use it if its a lot different than their noraml stuff…just sayin’

    • It will need to be a non-absorbent litter such as Nosorb, Tami. The strip needs to be dipped into the actual liquid. Generally, cats accept these litters, but you’re absolutely right, some cats will refuse to use the box if there’s anything different in it. Always a good idea to only change the litter in one (of several) boxes only, just to be on the safe side. It may take a little longer to get a sample, but it will help avoid issues!

  4. But, my cat is outdoors most of the time. I do not have any idea where she is doing her business. So, are you saying that the only way to have her checked is to take her to the vet, or are there other signs?

    • This test is not a replacement for regular veterinary care, Diane. All of the diseases it can detect have various symptoms, but by the time symptoms appear, the disease may already be advanced.

  5. Wow they sure are coming up with some neat stuff to help keep your pets healthy. These kinds of things just amaze me.

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