Revolutionising urinalysis testing
Saves time and money and consistently delivers uncontaminated urine samples
What vets say about HygieCatch
"Safe, reliable and truly practical, saves us hours and, most importantly, saves the dogs and their owners stress and anxiety."
"Urinalysis has never been easier, for the dog, dog owner or vet."
Changing the way canine urine is collected
Prior to HygieCatch collecting urine samples for urinalysis testing was difficult and frustrating. Vets and pet owners would need to follow the dog around with a cup or bowl waiting for the exact moment the dog needed to urinate. This could take considerable time, causing stress to both the animal and the ‘catcher’.
In addition, even if successful, the process was often not hygienic and frequently provided contaminated samples. This meant that a cystocentesis procedure would be the only real alternative to collect the urine sample, which added another level of stress for both dog and owner. HygieCatch, designed in partnership with veterinary practitioners, dispenses with all of this and offers a quick, simple, non-invasive and hygienic way to collect an uncontaminated canine urine sample.
Trecento Diagnostics, the company behind HygieCatch, has spent over two years developing and creating the patented collection device. HygieCatch is impregnated with a unique attractant, made from specially formulated fragrances and natural oils, which encourages the dog to urinate on the collection device. HygieCatch’s funnel design then channels the urine into a sterile gallipot ready for urinalysis testing.
With stimulation and collection delivered in a single easy to use device, HygieCatch gives vets a new and efficient way to access urinalysis.
A eureka moment leads to a remarkable new device
Looking out of the window one day Mark Pinder, HygieCatch’s inventor, saw his pet dog urinating on car tyres. This made an impression as the previous day he had spent hours unsuccessfully trying to collect a urine sample for the dog's annual health check.
In a eureka moment Mark realised the tyre scent could be encouraging the dog to urinate as he had seen it happen before, especially after new tyres had been fitted to his car. In the following months he set out to create a urine collection device that had the same effect. After endless prototypes Mark produced a device that attracted dogs and consistently caused them to urinate on it.
From initial prototypes a professional product was scientifically developed and commercialised by Trecento Diagnostics using safe, environmentally-friendly fragrances and natural oils. HygieCatch now helps vets and pet owners around the world collect canine urine samples easily and efficiently.
Fusion of scent & product technology
HygieCatch is the culmination of two years’ R&D to create a collection device that contains a specially formulated fragrance that not only attracts the dog but also encourages it to urinate on the device. HygieCatch’s funnel format then channels the urine into a sterile gallipot ready for urinalysis testing.
Having observed that dogs are attracted by certain odours and like to urinate on certain upright objects the challenge for Trecento Diagnostics’ development team was to create a canine attractant.
This attractant needed to be able to stimulate a male or female dog to urinate, and if this was not challenging enough, it had to be able to be commercially manufactured without the use of chemicals or pheromones.
The Collection Device
Trecento Diagnostics’ team of scientists worked closely with product designers and print specialists to create a sterile collection device that could collect uncontaminated urine ready for laboratory or urinalysis testing.
The result is an easy to use and innovative product that consistently delivers an uncontaminated urine sample simply, effectively and hygienically with no stress for the dog or the owner.
Quick, convenient and reliable
The HygieCatch Collection Kit includes everything a customer needs to collect a canine urine sample.
HygieCatch enables pet owners to provide a pet urine sample to the vet easily and cost-effectively, ready for testing. Treatment times are improved and the stress of trying to get a sample during the appointment is reduced.
Each kit comprises disposable gloves, urine collection container, collection cup and the unique HygieCatch device.
HygieCatch urine collection kits can be handed out at reception to customers booking appointments or in advance of their pet's next check-up. The kits can also be sent out by post as a reminder so the owner is fully prepared for their pet’s appointment.
The most innovative vet product in years
HygieCatch helps stimulate the dog to urinate
Prevents against contamination in the collection procedure
Works with all dog sizes
HygieCatch comes in a range of sizes to work with all breeds of dog
Male and female dogs
Works with both male and female dogs
Can be used indoors or outdoors
Usable on most surfaces
Can be used on almost any surface including long grass
Safe to use
Completely safe, has no sharp edges and is made with environmentally friendly materials