ATAGO PAL-CAT Urine Specific Gravity Refractometer

ATAGO PAL-CAT Urine Specific Gravity Refractometer

SKU: AT4511

The PAL-CAT refractometer is designed for measuring Urine Specific Gravity for cats. It is perfect for cat owners or veterinary clinics.

£358.80 Ex VAT £299.00

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PAL-CAT Urine Specific Gravity Refractometer

The ATAGO PAL-CAT Urine Specific Gravity Refractometer is a specialised tool designed to provide precise measurements of urine specific gravity in cats. This handheld device is user-friendly, offering quick and accurate results that are essential for veterinarians in diagnosing and monitoring various health conditions. The refractometer’s portability and ease of use make it an invaluable asset in both clinical settings and fieldwork, ensuring that veterinarians can promptly assess kidney function, hydration status, and other critical health indicators. Its reliability and accuracy support effective decision-making in the treatment and management of feline health, enhancing the overall quality of veterinary care.

Checking the urine specific gravity (USG) of cats is an important diagnostic tool that provides valuable insights into their health. It helps assess kidney function by determining how well the kidneys are concentrating urine. High USG values indicate effective concentration, while low values suggest potential kidney dysfunction. Additionally, USG evaluates a cat’s hydration status, where high values can signal dehydration and low values might indicate overhydration or an inability to concentrate urine. This measurement also aids in diagnosing diseases such as diabetes mellitus, Cushing’s disease, and Addison’s disease, as these conditions can affect USG values.

Moreover, regular USG checks are crucial for monitoring the treatment of conditions like kidney disease or diabetes, allowing veterinarians to adjust treatments as necessary. It also helps detect infections and urinary issues, such as urinary tract infections or bladder stones, facilitating early intervention. In critical cases requiring fluid therapy, USG guides the administration of fluids to ensure proper hydration and electrolyte balance. Overall, assessing urine specific gravity in cats is essential for early detection, accurate diagnosis, and effective management of various health conditions.


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