See, when we used to try and get Chance's urine, he would just stop peeing. He wanted to mark, but a glance at hubby, Mark and I behind him would make him clam up.
So I used clicker training when we were walking and would just bend down like I was going to collect. Click and reward. Did that for a while and then started doing it while he was going. Click and reward. Then I finally added the collection tub. Bingo! Piece of cake.
Took in the sample, had it tested and I am proud to say that Chance's pH level is at a 6!! To compare it was at an 8 about three months ago. All our hard work paid off.
Now that we are out of the danger zone, we can slowly add items back into his diet to see if they upset the balance of his pH levels. This also means that Chance's pH levels were high because of the food he was eating and not something more serious. GOOD NEWS!!
We won't do anything for a while. I think for safety reason we will keep things as is, but when we feel he's ready we can try a piece of chicken of something.
It may not seem like much, but we have been worrying about this since late fall or so of last year. It is a relief and a great weight lifted off our minds.
Thanks for cheering us on with Chance's diet and keeping us strong!