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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