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Dog Urinalysis and Fecal Exam

A fecal test is a very important tool that helps our team determine whether your pet has intestinal parasites. A stool sample is examined under a microscope to confirm whether parasites are present. A urinalysis is a visual and microscopic examination of your pet’s urine. A urinalysis (UA) will assess the health of your pet’s urinary system, including whether an infection is present.

Why are canine fecal examinations recommended yearly?


Yearly fecal examinations will help us to identify and treat parasitic infections that may be affecting you and your pet’s health. A fecal exam can reveal whether your pet has unwanted visitors such as roundworms, hookworms, whipworms, coccidia and giardia. Based on your pet’s lifestyle and age, fecal examinations may be recommended more often than yearly.

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


If an infection is present, our veterinarian will recommend the best possible treatment plan for your pet which may include antibiotics, pain medication and a special diet.

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What You Should Know About Onion and Garlic Toxicities in Pets

Many people don’t realize that onions and garlic are toxic to pets.  It is so sparsely known that garlic powder is actually a dangerously common ingredient in some homemade dog treat recipes found online.  They are also very common ingredients in many different dishes that we humans love to make, so we need to be extra careful to not allow our pets to ingest anything containing these ingredients. No more licking the plate for Fido and Fluffy!

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Last updated: June 5, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective June 5, 2020 the restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

3. 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.

4. OPERATING HOURS

We remain a 24-hour hospital, open 7 days a week

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

- Your dedicated team at 4 Paws 24 Hour Veterinary Hospital