Why Diagnostic Cat Litter Could Save Your Cat’s Life


Well, let’s think about it for a minute.

Maybe your cat hates the vet.

Fluffy gets stressed whenever he has to get in his carrying crate.

He hisses and pants.

You know stress isn’t good for poor Fluffy.

But, as Fluffy ages, you know the importance of routine vet visits.

Is there a way to check on Fluffy’s health without the stress of a vet visit?


And, this revolution in cat health tells you when Fluffy needs to see a doctor.

How Can Diagnostic Cat Litter Help My Cat?

The veterinarian takes a urine sample from your cat at each visit.

The sample tells the doctor if your cat is dehydrated, has kidney issues, inflammation, or common urinary problems like FLUTD, FUS, cystitis, or blockages.

In order to get the sample, most veterinarians perform cystocentesis.

During a cystocentesis, your vet obtains an uncontaminated urine specimen by removing it from the urinary bladder using a needle.

Stress Prevention

Cystocentesis is stressful for most cats. Some vets prefer to sedate the cat first.

Early detection improves your cat’s health and reduces medical bills.

The only way to determine a potential health problem in cats is through their blood or urine.

Diagnostic litter is a potentially inexpensive and easy way to help you detect problems early.

What is Diagnostic Cat Litter?

This tells you when your cat is ill by measuring urine pH.

Many cats don’t let their owners know when they are sick.

By using it, you can save vet visits for when your cat really needs to go.

How does Diagnostic Cat Litter Work?

A safe pH (or alkaline) detector coats diagnostic cat litter. The litter changes color if it detects changes in your cat’s urine.

To use this, simply replace it with your existing litter of your choosing.

Use the color guide on the side of the box to determine if your cat’s urine has a high pH level, which is indicative of possible urinary health issues.

Concerns for Usage

Many consider diagnostic cat litter reliable, but nothing replaces a visit to your veterinarian.

“We don’t want cat owners turning into doctors,” Daniel Rotman, CEO of diagnostic cat litter brand Pretty Litter, told The Oregonian in an interview. “There are licensed veterinarians for that.” 

“We want to empower them to know something might be wrong so they should take their cat to the vet,” said Rotman, who developed the product with colleague Carly Martinetti.

“Nothing is one hundred percent, which is why we say if you feel like your cat is getting sick but you don’t see a color change, take your cat to the vet anyway,” Rotman told The Oregonian.

Keep it in a sealed container in a dry environment. Tampering may affect efficacy.

Although diagnostic cat litter works best alone, some prefer to mix it with their old cat litter. However, mixing the two may impact the readings.

If you have multiple cats, isolate each cat with his or her own litterbox.

Are you seeking other ways to improve your cat’s overall well-being?

You can also improve your cat’s overall health by upgrading his or her diet. 

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