Often owners have difficulty collecting urine samples at home from their dogs.
We encourage all owners to have a dedicated spare flat handled soup ladle set aside with their pet’s belongings so when the vet asks you to bring in a sample from your pet, there is no delay.
To save bad backs from too much bending –you can use electrical tape to secure the ladle onto a spare broom handle -this allows one-handed collection still holding the lead and remaining upright.
Make sure you buy a soup ladle with a flat handle-the curved handles are hard to secure against the pole or broom handle.
Sometimes, when getting a sample from a male dog, a urine collection pot can be taped on to a pole instead of a spoon, but the spoon generally works well for dog or bitch urine collection.