Area of concern
- Abdomen (tummy)
- Anus (bottom)
- Back (spine)
- Female parts: vagina and uterus
- Head, face and neck
- Legs, paws and claws
- Male parts: penis, testicles and prostate
- Mammary glands (breasts)
- Mouth and Teeth
- Skin and fur
Collecting a urine sample doesn’t need to be a challenge – in fact, with the correct equipment and knowledge, it’s usually a fairly simple task.
A bladder infection is also sometimes called a ‘urinary tract infection (UTI)’ or ‘bacterial cystitis’.
Is your dog drinking and peeing more than usual? You may hear your vet use the words polydipsia and polyuria (PUPD for short).
Addison’s disease is a rare condition that develops when the body’s natural steroid levels drop dangerously low. Natural steroids are normally produced by the adrenal glands, and Addison’s develops if the glands stop working.
Is your cat drinking or weeing more than usual? You may hear your vet use the words polyuria and polydipsia (PUPD for short). Polyuria is weeing too much, Polydipsia is drinking too much.