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 testing performed in the clinic provide valuable information for preventative care and detecting disease. Fecal exams look for intestinal parasites, so commonly they are recommended as part of the annual examination. A urinalysis can be used during times of illness (diabetes, urinary tract infection) or wellness. Early identification of a low urine concentration or atypical cells during a wellness exam can possibly yield and early diagnosis before your dog has visible symptoms of being ill.
Why are canine fecal examinations recommended yearly?
Canine fecal exams are recommended yearly since many intestinal parasite eggs are microscopic. Unless your pet has an overwhelming burden, it may be impossible to know they are infected by simply looking at their stool.
If my dog’s urine test reveals a urinary tract infection, what can I do?
Should your dog have a urinary tract infection; your veterinarian will often prescribe a course of antibiotics. There are a number of other factors in a urinalysis that may indicate associated concerns (e.g. diabetes, crystals) that may need to be addressed at the time of diagnosis. In conjunction with your dog’s examination, your veterinarian will provide recommendations to follow such as medications or dietary control.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 15, 2020 some 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
Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside, and take care of any needed medications and payment.
Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
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. 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.
5. OPERATING HOURS
We are OPEN with the following hours:
- Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm - Saturday: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm - Sunday: CLOSED
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!