Dog Urinalysis and Fecal Exam

During routine visits your veterinarian will often ask for fecal and/or urine samples. By evaluating your dog’s fecal and urine it helps to give your veterinarian the whole picture surrounding your dog’s health.

Why are fecal examinations required yearly?

Yearly fecal examinations are required to ensure that your dog hasn’t picked up an internal parasite. Fecal tests are recommended to detect internal parasites in our dogs that are passed from infected dogs, cats, rodents and birds through their fecal matter. Most commonly in mature dogs they can get it from walking through infected feces and then in the grooming process, lick and ingest the feces and get infected. They can even become infected by simply sniffing another animal’s feces. Young puppies will often be passed parasites from their mothers either in the womb or through their mother’s milk.

If my dogs urine test reveals a urinary tract infection, what can I do?

If your dogs urine test reveals a urinary tract infection it is advised to get the advice of your veterinarian. After evaluating the urine results, your veterinarian can inform you of an appropriate treatment plan to treat your dog’s specific needs.



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Welcome Dr. Rebecca!

Introducing Dr. Rebecca Hu, DVM, B.Sc. our new Clinic Veterinarian.Graduating Year: I had the pleasure of attending veterinary school on the beautiful island of St. Kitts! I graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in December 2017.Joined the Clinic in: January 2018Areas of interest: Animal behavior/training, nutrition, rehabilitation, dentistry, neurology and surgery, to name a few!My favourite thing about the Clinic: Our clinic is like a well-oiled machine! There was a lot of anxiety coming in as a new graduate, but my fears were quickly extinguished thanks to this amazing team! And then there’s Buster and Tyson – a little snuggle time with these sweet boys gives me just what I need to keep going!My first pet: Starling, a Coconut Retriever from St. Kitts.What I love most about my job: Who doesn’t want to interact with animals all day?! From puppies and kittens to the sweet oldies. I love taking care of them all and feeling that sense of accomplishment when they get better. The smiles and gratitude I receive from pet parents is the cherry on top!Fun fact about me: I love being outdoors! Whether it’s hiking up a 3,792-foot volcano with my pack or hitting up a food festival, I’m the happiest when I’m outside!

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