My vet said popcorn kernels would work to get a urine sample at home, but my cat avoided it like the plague. I ordered this hoping it would work and at first I wasn't sure because of house much litter comes with it, but my cat used it practically right away. next time if i need to get a sample i'll probably get more litter, but going to repurchase no matter what
The vials and pipette in the kit are very good. I have used this kit once before to collect urine from our cat for his routine senior exam. I used all three packs of the 'litter' from one kit to give him enough in his regular litter box, and it really wasn't enough to cover the bottom of his box. This is supposed to be for three collections. 900 grams equals almost 2 lbs. The hydrophobic litter is heavy, so it sounds a lot more than what you're actually getting. I wish there was more litter provided in the kit.
Look, we all know cats are finicky creatures. What satisfies one will disgust the next. Ours hated the plastic pellets, so we opted to give this a try. He wouldn't go near it, but clearly it's a winner for a lot of other people. The product is straightforward and as described, and it if has a chance of saving you from a vet visit, it's worth a shot. For what it's worth, our cat ended up letting us collect his urine in a small cup, mid-stream. I'm including this detail because we never would have imagined this method would work, so we only tried it when all other at-home options were exhausted. So if you're reading this and haven't tried that yet...your cat may surprise you!
I lined my cats liter box with a liner because I knew without the liter absorbing, things would get yucky. Kit does exactly as described, as you can see from my picture it didn’t absorb any pee at all making it super easy to collect a sample. The only thing I didn’t like about it, and the reason I’m only giving 3 stars, is because it comes with very little liter. I bought 2 kits and used both bags, hardly covered the entire bottom of the liter box.
My cat made no distinction between using this and his regular litter (Dr. Elsey's) and did not mind that there was only a small amount of litter (2 of the little bags) in his pan. After that, it was easy to collect the sample with the pipette and put it in the vial provided. At the vet, he would not provide a sample and, if I hadn't had this on hand, I would have had to leave him overnight costing more money and more stress to kitty.
I had to get urine from my cat to provide to my Vet for analysis and to rule out kidney disease. I called Vet Emergency Group (VEG) and they recommended Kit4Cat. I bought a kit and set it up in my cat's litter box last night. This morning he checked out the litter with his paw and was not sure what it was. I added half a handful of his own litter to the edge of the box and that convinced him that it was OK to pee in his box. I used the kit's eyedropper to pick up the urine and filled the sample tube, capped it and delivered it to my Vet. It was easy and very effective. I strongly recommend this product. It has enough parts for three samples so I still have two parts in reserve.
I am thrilled to report how well this worked. My cat seemed to be traumatized by the plastic pellets from the vet. I used all 3 little bags to completely cover the box. Even tho is has a bit of a smell to it, my cat had no hesitation with jumping in and having a good pee. I am so relieved I don't have to take her back in to the vet.
At first it seemed that my cat wouldn't pee in the box with this, but then she did. Easy to take a sample and take to the vet for a lab test.