Why is urine testing important after your pet tests positive for lyme disease?
Early detection and twice yearly wellness examinations are key to preventing serious disease in your pets. At Brook Farm Veterinary Center we offer a pet wellness plan which includes 2 wellness exams per year to help keep your pet on track. When we ask you to bring in a sample of your pet’s urine at the time of an exam it’s to provide your veterinarian with vital information about your pet’s health status.
A simple yet effective urine test can detect potentially life-threatening conditions before they become too difficult to treat. A urine sample provides our veterinary staff a window into your pet’s health so they can best assist them.
A pet who has tested positive for Lyme disease can experience issues with their kidneys. In order to make sure that your pet is in the best shape possible, we always recommend testing their urine. Testing your pet’s urine will make sure that if there are any issues with your pet’s kidney that we can treat it immediately to avoid further complications.
When testing your pet’s urine after they’ve tested positive for Lyme disease, we are looking for abnormally high levels of protein. If your pet tests positive for urine protein, it’s likely that your pet has kidney disease and if that’s the case, it’s best we start treatment immediately.