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.

Dog Fecal Exam

Dog Urinalysis and Fecal Exam

Urinalysis Testing: We routinely collect urine samples to assist in the diagnosis of infections, stones, and internal organ disease in our canine patients. Urine samples will often be collected in conjunction with blood samples in order to gain more complete information about your dog’s overall health.

Fecal Testing: Fecal samples are most frequently used to check for microscopic intestinal parasite eggs. If your dog experiences diarrhea or other signs of gastrointestinal distress, we will recommend bringing a fecal sample along to the appointment for parasite testing purposes.

Why are canine fecal examinations recommended yearly?


As part of your dog’s annual exam, it is highly recommended to bring in a fecal sample to ensure your dog is free of intestinal parasites. Some of the more common intestinal parasites include Giardia, roundworms, hookworms and whipworms. Some of these parasites can infect humans and children are especially susceptible. For this reason, we recommend regular deworming at least throughout the warmer months. All our heartworm preventive medications also contain products for the treatment of roundworm and hookworm making this process simpler and more convenient for you.

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Your Pet Gazette - Spring Issue

Tick Prevention Recommended Tick prevention remains a priority for our pets this spring: As the temperatures rise above 4 degrees, ticks become active and quest for food.  Toronto Parks, woodland trails, grassy regions, and leaf piles all have the potential to contain ticks just waiting to hitch a ride on pets and humans.  As we are already seeing pets with ticks this spring, our veterinarians feel that it is important to maintain vigilance by using tick protection on our pets.

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Last updated: June 5, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 19, 2020 the 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

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. OPERATING HOURS

We are still OPEN with the following hours:
MONDAY: 8:30 am - 8:00 pm
TUESDAY - FRIDAY: 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
SATURDAY: 8:30 am - 2:00 pm

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

- Your dedicated team at Annex Animal Hospital