Updated: Dec 3, 2018
This article describes how to perform urine refractometry and to assess the results to check for kidney function in both dogs and cats. Everything, including how the kidney works, what it does, the principles of how the test works, what you need, how to run the test and where to get everything are provided. Anyone can perform this test, even if you weren't enough of a masochist to go to vet school. Total cost of supplies at the time of this writing is about $50.00 US. This article can be found under ARTICLES & INFO and then under VETERINARY DIY, or you can click the nifty and totally copywritten, legally owned, non-distributable or reusable image below.
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-Mico Nelson, DVM