Pet Urinalysis and Fecal Exam
At Downtown Animal Hospital, we conduct a wide array of laboratory tests. These tests are key to retrieving and analyzing vital information about your pet and their health. Our analyses are done in a fast way, with pets feeling very little to no pain or discomfort. The two most common exams that we do are urinalysis and fecal testing.
How can my pet benefit from a urinalysis?
When we process and examine your pet’s urine, our veterinarian is looking at many different elements to determine why your cat or dog is experiencing specific urinary issues. When the results come in, your veterinarian will thoroughly go through them with you and recommend the appropriate medication for the problem. The exam allows us to accurately diagnose your pet and select the best way to treat them, so that they can recover as quickly as possible.
Why are fecal examinations suggested yearly?
By routinely submitting a fecal sample for testing, we can ensure that your cat or dog does not have intestinal parasites that could be contracted by yourself or your family members. For dogs specifically, although many are on deworming medication throughout the summer months, many parasites fall outside of our regular deworming programs (e.g. coccidia and giardia) that pose a zoonotic risk.
If you have any questions or feel your pet may need one of these tests, please give us a call at 613.634.2440.