Katkor Home instructions for use

Katkor Home instructions for use

  1. Clean the litter box well. Then rinse it well with clean, lukewarm water so that no detergent or bleach residue remains. Then dry the litter box using kitchen or toilet paper.

  2. Sprinkle Katkor in the center of the container. Return the tray to the place the cat is used to.

  3. If the cat produces stool rather than urine, the stool should be removed as soon as possible to avoid any contamination of the urine to be collected.

  4. The urine should be collected as soon as possible after urination. Squeeze the balloon of the supplied pipette and tilt the container to a point. Insert the end of the pipette into the deepest point of the container, then release the balloon. The urine will now be sucked up.

  5. Place a drop of urine on each compartment of the Combur7 Test Strip using the supplied pipette. A positive test can be read from the strip within 1-3 minutes by comparing it with the supplied color chart. If the color of the strip deviates from the color chart, this is a positive test and it is important to make an appointment with a vet as soon as possible.

    Ph. Read after 60 seconds. Ph is determined by what the cat eats. If the cat gets a lot of meat, the urine is more acidic. Different crystals form at different acidity levels. Cats in particular often suffer from this. Abnormal pH gives an indication of kidney problems or problems in the bladder. Normally between 5 and 7.

    Glucose. Read after 30 seconds. Normally there is no sugar in the urine. This only happens when the sugar level in the blood is too high. This takes place with diabetes, for example.

    Ketone. Read after 40 seconds. This is positive if there is too little sugar for the energy supply. Massive fat is burned. This can be a precursor to diabetes. Normally there is no ketone in the blood.

    Leucocytes. Read after 2 minutes. This test provides an indication of inflammation in the bladder. This test is not really reliable and is better done by the vet. He will look at the urine with the microscope and assess the leukocytes there.

    Nitrite. Read after 60 seconds. This test will be positive for nitrite producing bacteria. However, there are also non-nitrite-producing bacteria. The vet can see this when examining the urine under the microscope.

    Protein. Read after 60 seconds. This test tells something about the function of the kidneys. Normally the test should be negative. Excessive exertion and stress can cause a positive result without the cat being sick. It can also be a pr renal condition. There is then an excessive amount of protein in the bloodstream. Some medicines can be harmful to the kidneys. Then it is useful to do this test with the help of Katkor collected urine to see if these drugs cause too much damage to the kidneys.

    ERY, blood. Read after 60 seconds The test will be positive for urinary tract infection, bladder or kidney stones, kidney infection, and bladder cancer. However, medication and heavy physical exertion can also cause some blood in the urine.

    Hb, Urobilinogen. Urobilinogen Read after 60 seconds. Urobilinogen is a breakdown product of bilirubin in the liver. Bilirubin helps break down old red blood cells. With little or no Urobilinogen can mean there is a problem with the liver. Positive results can also indicate liver problems such as hepatitis or harmful substances. This test is extremely sensitive to temperature so make sure it is done at room temperature.

  6. The remaining urine aspirated should be put into the collection tube provided and, if the test strip gives a positive result, delivered to the vet as soon as possible. This is important because the urine composition and crystal shape can change if the urine is stored for a long time. Do not refrigerate the collected urine in the meantime, as crystals may form.

  7. It can happen that a cat is not satisfied with the amount of pellets. In that case you can use two containers of Katkor. In most cases only 1-2 ml of urine is needed for the desired exams. With a bowl of Katkor there is a refund of 7 ml of urine per 10 ml of urine discharged by the cat. Cats produce an average of 35 – 80 ml (on dry food) to 80 – 120 ml urine per day, so collecting enough urine will not be a problem in most cases. Only with a bladder infection the cat produces only a few drops at a time. In that case, enough urine will probably have been collected after some time (1 – 2 hours). The urine that has already been collected should not be kept in the refrigerator in the meantime, as crystals may form.

  8. If the cat really does not want to sit on the litter box with Katkor, ordinary cat litter can be placed in a corner of the box. This way the familiar scent remains. It is very important to ensure that the urine sample does not become contaminated with the normal granules. However, since there is a risk of contamination, this method should only be used in extreme cases.

Katkor Home instructions for use

  1. Clean the litter box well. Then rinse it well with clean, lukewarm water so that no detergent or bleach residue remains. Then dry the litter box using kitchen or toilet paper.
  2. Sprinkle Katkor in the center of the container. Return the tray to the place the cat is used to.
  3. If the cat produces stool rather than urine, the stool should be removed as soon as possible to avoid any contamination of the urine to be collected.
  4. The urine should be collected as soon as possible after urination. Squeeze the balloon of the supplied pipette and tilt the container to a point. Insert the end of the pipette into the deepest point of the container, then release the balloon. The urine will now be sucked up.
  5. Place a drop of urine on each compartment of the Combur7 Test Strip using the supplied pipette. A positive test can be read from the strip within 1-3 minutes by comparing it with the supplied color chart. If the color of the strip deviates from the color chart, this is a positive test and it is important to make an appointment with a vet as soon as possible.

     

    Ph. Read after 60 seconds. Ph is determined by what the cat eats. If the cat gets a lot of meat, the urine is more acidic. Different crystals form at different acidity levels. Cats in particular often suffer from this. Abnormal pH gives an indication of kidney problems or problems in the bladder. Normally between 5 and 7.

    Glucose. Read after 30 seconds. Normally there is no sugar in the urine. This only happens when the sugar level in the blood is too high. This takes place with diabetes, for example.

    Ketone. Read after 40 seconds. This is positive if there is too little sugar for the energy supply. Massive fat is burned. This can be a precursor to diabetes. Normally there is no ketone in the blood.

    Leucocytes. Read after 2 minutes. This test provides an indication of inflammation in the bladder. This test is not really reliable and is better done by the vet. He will look at the urine with the microscope and assess the leukocytes there.

    Nitrite. Read after 60 seconds. This test will be positive for nitrite producing bacteria. However, there are also non-nitrite-producing bacteria. The vet can see this when examining the urine under the microscope.

    Protein. Read after 60 seconds. This test tells something about the function of the kidneys. Normally the test should be negative. Excessive exertion and stress can cause a positive result without the cat being sick. It can also be a pr renal condition. There is then an excessive amount of protein in the bloodstream. Some medicines can be harmful to the kidneys. Then it is useful to do this test with the help of Katkor collected urine to see if these drugs cause too much damage to the kidneys.

    ERY, blood. Read after 60 seconds The test will be positive for urinary tract infection, bladder or kidney stones, kidney infection, and bladder cancer. However, medication and heavy physical exertion can also cause some blood in the urine.

    Hb, urobilinogen. Read after 60 seconds. Urobilinogen is a breakdown product of bilirubin in the liver. Bilirubin helps break down old red blood cells. With little or no Urobilinogen can mean there is a problem with the liver. Positive results can also indicate liver problems such as hepatitis or harmful substances. This test is extremely sensitive to temperature so make sure it is done at room temperature.

  6. The remaining urine aspirated should be put into the collection tube provided and, if the test strip gives a positive result, delivered to the vet as soon as possible. This is important because the urine composition and crystal shape can change if the urine is stored for a long time. Do not refrigerate the collected urine in the meantime, as crystals may form.

  7. It can happen that a cat is not satisfied with the amount of pellets. In that case you can use two containers of Katkor. In most cases only 1-2 ml of urine is needed for the desired exams. With a bowl of Katkor there is a refund of 7 ml of urine per 10 ml of urine discharged by the cat. Cats produce an average of 35 – 80 ml (on dry food) to 80 – 120 ml urine per day, so collecting enough urine will not be a problem in most cases. Only with a bladder infection the cat produces only a few drops at a time. In that case, enough urine will probably have been collected after some time (1 – 2 hours). The urine that has already been collected should not be kept in the refrigerator in the meantime, as crystals may form.
  8. If the cat really does not want to sit on the litter box with Katkor, ordinary cat litter can be placed in a corner of the box. This way the familiar scent remains. It is very important to ensure that the urine sample does not become contaminated with the normal granules. However, since there is a risk of contamination, this method should only be used in extreme cases.