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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.

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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.

EMERGENCY CASES

- 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 stay in your vehicle in our parking lot and call 403.457.0911, and we'll come to you.

- 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.

- If you do not have a phone or your pet's emergency is immediately life-threatening, please come to the front door and ring the bell located to the right of the door.

Thank you in advance for your understanding.

- Your McKnight Veterinary Team