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Dog Fecal Exam

Dog Urinalysis and Fecal Exam

Urinalysis and Fecal Exams can be an essential part of diagnosing or helping to diagnose disease processes in your pet. A Urinalysis will help to determine if your dog has a bladder infection, bladder stones, diabetes and will also indicate how well the kidneys are functioning by telling us how concentrated the urine is. Fecal examinations will indicate if your pup has any intestinal parasites.

Why are canine fecal examinations recommended yearly?


Fecal examinations are recommended to see if your dog has contracted any intestinal parasites. Intestinal parasites can be contracted from other animals’ feces or contact with rodents or other wildlife. It can become a health and safety problem if we do not wash our hands thoroughly or when we have small children. The yearly fecal will help us determine if your dog has any parasites and let us know what medicine is best to treat them with.

If my dog’s urine test reveals a urinary tract infection, what can I do?


When a dog has a urinary tract infection, it is best to send a sample for a culture. The culture will provide the type of infection and the best medication to resolve it. Your dog will be on antibiotics and once finished the antibiotics; we recommend to recheck the urine to ensure the infection has been resolved.

Last updated: January 5, 2022.

NOTICE: We are currently not allowing clients into the treatment rooms, and have resumed our drop off service until further notice.

OUR EMERGENCY CARE SERVICES ARE AVAILABLE:

SUNDAY to WEDNESDAY
: 24- HOUR
**Please note, there is no 24-hours urgent care services Thursday to Saturday at this time**

OUR PRIMARY CARE HOURS ARE AVAILABLE BY APPOINTMENT OR WALK-IN :
MONDAY TO FRIDAY: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM.(Last patient intake at 3:30pm)
***No clients allowed into the appointment. Exceptions made for after-care owners.***

Our #1 concern is keeping both you and your pets safe. We are following the AHS Guidelines to keep you safe. Please keep 6 kitties apart, mask up, and sanitize when entering our premises.

We are working hard to serve you better and improve our practice. We sincerely appreciate your patience, kindness, and understanding during this time while we battle the COVID-19 Pandemic, in addition to our hospital renovations, and staff shortages.

For urgent medical help outside of our hours, please contact:

1. Fish Creek Hospital - (403) 873-1700
2. Western Veterinary Specialists & Emergency Centre - (403) 770 -1340
3. VCA Canada CARE Centre - (403) 520-8387
4. Southern Alberta Veterinary Emergency - (403) 995-3270

For non- urgent care outside of our hours, please contact:

1. Edgemont Veterinary Clinic - (403) 239-4657
2. Airdrie Animal Clinic - (403) 948-3619