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Katkor(R) cat litter, a non-invasive method of collecting cat urine for phosphate determination : short communication

P.C. Delport, L.J. Fourie
Journal of the South African Veterinary Association | Vol 76, No 4 | a433 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/jsava.v76i4.433 | © 2005 P.C. Delport, L.J. Fourie | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 15 June 2005 | Published: 15 June 2005

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Abstract

This study was done to compare the collection of cat urine, for phosphate concentration determination, by catheterisation with that via a proprietary cat litter (Katkor (R)). The passage of urine through the litter or its retention in the litter for a period of 2 hours did not affect the concentration of phosphates compared with that of the original sample. Apart from a small volume of urine trapped in the litter by capillary action, and some urine adhering to the funnel in which the litter was placed, the litter proved to be an excellent medium for routine urine collection from cats, and more especially as an alternative to catheterisation when regular collection from a particular cat is required.

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Cat Litter; Cats; Phosphate Analysis; Urine

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