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.
Routine fecal analyses are always beneficial for the health of your cat. While adult worms can sometimes be shed in the feces and can then be seen with the naked eye, the majority of intestinal parasites can only be detected with the use of a microscopic fecal exam. By observing your cat’s feces for the possibility of worms, blood or mucus, you can note any changes or abnormalities and report them to your veterinarian.
The best way to perform a fecal parasite screen is by doing a fecal flotation by centrifugation. Another way to perform the screen is a microscopic examination of the cat’s feces.
What is the best method for collecting my cat’s stool?
From a clean litter box, use a ziplock bag or a clean bag free of holes to collect a fresh sample. It is best not to collect much litter on the sample so grabbing it before it gets buried is ideal. You can also try a litter replacement called Nosorb, which we have available for sale. It is made from plastic pellets instead of absorbable pellets and will not interfere with the tests.
How much does a feline fecal exam cost?
For pricing, please contact the hospital, and we will be happy to provide you with a quote.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 11, 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
Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside, and take care of any needed medications and payment.
Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
3. OPERATING HOURS
We are OPEN with the following hours:
- Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Saturday: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
- Sunday: CLOSED
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!