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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 - What will a visit to the vet look like this fall/winter?

It's been a challenging year for many of you and we want to reassure you that the availability of veterinary care for your pets is not something you need to worry about.  We are prepared to continue providing a high standard of veterinary care for your furry family members during the fall and winter months.  We continue to perform routine medicine and urgent care appointments as well and surgery and dental services. Read on to learn more about your next visit to the hospital.

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Last updated: December 3, 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: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday: 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
Sunday: Closed

2020 Holiday Hours
Dec 21-23: 8:00 am – 7:00 pm
Dec 24: 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Dec 31: 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

To ensure you have adequate supplies for the holiday season, please order prescription refills by December 14th. Please consider ordering your pet’s food through our online store.

Wishing you a happy and healthy holiday season!

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.

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