“Urinalysis is a very important test for evaluating kidney function, and should be done every time a chemistry profile is performed. Urinalysis is also a key test for determining if there is inflammation or infection in the urinary tract (bladder or kidneys). Urinalysis also helps to confirm, along with blood tests, whether or not an animal has diabetes (with diabetes, either sugar or both sugar and ketones are present in the urine).” – Antech Diagnostics
Below is an example of what results from a typical urinalysis will look like. These results are from an 11-year-old cat who is in chronic renal failure BUT, thanks to early diagnosis, he has been on a special kidney diet since he was 5 years old and is in excellent health.