Our team continues to be here for you and your cherished pets. We are OPEN and are now able to provide a wide range of services. To learn more about the changes we have implemented in response to COVID-19 and what to expect during your next visit, click here.
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.
McKnight Veterinary Hospital is committed to doing everything possible to combat the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak.
As part of this commitment, effective immediately, McKnight Veterinary Hospital will be instituting the following precautionary protocol to minimize the risk of COVID-19 transmission.
For the safety of yourself, our staff, and the community, clients will not be allowed to enter the building.
If possible, please call us at 403.457.0911
to let us know you are on the way so that we can be prepared to meet you upon your arrival at the hospital. When you arrive, please come up to the door with your pet. We will be out to help you as soon as possible.
Prescription and food will be available for pick-up between 8:00 am - 8:00 pm. This will allow our team to focus on emergencies overnight.
NEW PET OWNERS
Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.
Reminder: Wait times are very long so please be patient with us as we do our best to accommodate everyone. Polite and courteous treatment of staff is required. We are trying our best to provide care for your pets. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.