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Dog Urinalysis and Fecal Exam

A fecal and urine assessment can provide valuable information about your pet’s overall health. Fecal testing can be performed as part of a routine wellness exam or when your pet is ill. Many fecal tests are done on-site while others are completed at an external lab. Urine testing can provide valuable insights into the health of your dog’s urogenital tract, revealing such things as urinary tract infections, decreased organ function and endocrine issues.

Why are canine fecal examinations recommended yearly?


Often, parasites are hidden from view. Dogs can acquire parasites from their environment and through consuming rodents, slugs and feces of other animals. Some of these parasites are not covered with routine dewormers. Any dog that goes outside is at risk of coming in to contact with a variety of intestinal parasites. Regular fecal tests along with year-round parasite prevention are recommended to ensure that your pet is protected.

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


If a urinary tract infection (UTI) is identified, your vet will discuss the best course of action. Treatment may include antibiotics, pain control/anti-inflammatories, dietary changes and/or further diagnostic tests. The medications chosen are dependent on the patient and the specific organisms identified.

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Last updated: July 23, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we can continue providing our full range of services, under certain restrictions. As our province enters the next phase of the reopening plan, we have some updates to share with you about our safety measures.

We are continuing to see all cases by appointment only including pets in need of vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, parasite prevention, and more.

Beginning July 2, 2020, clients are able to come into the hospital with their pets with the following restrictions:

SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE

If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.

OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 7:30 pm*
Saturday: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sunday: Closed

*On weekdays we will be closed for 1 hour in the afternoon in order to catch up on communications with our clients. This is a temporary measure. Thank you for your understanding.


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.

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at Avon Animal Hospital