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Dog Urinalysis and Fecal Exam

Urinalysis and fecal tests are laboratory diagnostic services that can help play an important role in maintaining your dog’s health. Fecal tests are an important part of the gastrointestinal health of your dog, while a urinalysis is a great diagnostic tool in determining a possible urinary tract infection. Urinalysis also helps identify other health issues such as kidney disease, diabetes and urinary crystals.

Why are canine fecal examinations recommended yearly?

Our veterinarians recommend fecal examinations as fecal testing is a useful tool in understanding the gastrointestinal health of your dog. When pets are having digestive tract issues such as diarrhea, a fecal examination can provide our team with enough information to help make a diagnosis and effectively treat your pet.

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

Our team of veterinarians can determine if your dog has a urinary tract infection by completing a urinalysis. Upon diagnosis, our veterinarians can recommend treatment options to therapeutically treat the urinary tract infection and get your dog feeling better.


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Last updated: August 3, 2021

Dear Clients,

In order to maintain everyone's safety and prevent the spread of COVID-19, the following procedures have been implemented:

If you have a fever, new or worsening cough, shortness of breath, runny nose, nasal congestion, loss of sense of smell, sore throat, painful swallowing, headache, muscle aches, fatigue, loss of appetite, chills, or fever we ask that you do not attend your pet's appointment.

If you have been instructed to self isolate for 14 days due to travel from Eastern Canada, travelled outside of Canada, had contact with someone known to have COVID-19 in the last 14 days, or are waiting for COVID-19 test results we ask that you do not attend your pet's appointment.


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

- Your dedicated team at St. Vital Veterinary Hospital