Factors affecting urine specific gravity in apparently healthy cats presenting to first opinion practice for routine evaluation.
A urinometer uses a vial of urine and measures its specific gravity by suspending a bulb.
While each brand may be slightly different, most dipsticks are able to conduct a thorough urinalysis quickly without other tools.
The higher the number of particles in the urine, the higher the urine specific gravity.
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Urine specific gravity is only one measure of health.