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.
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!