Dog Urinalysis and Fecal Exam

Testing of stool samples can let us know if your pet is carrying intestinal parasites which can cause disease in your pet and also potentially expose your family to a parasite. Younger dogs can be potentially much more seriously affected by intestinal parasites.

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Why are canine fecal examinations recommended yearly?

Many dogs will also eat their stool or other dog’s stool, and this is an excellent way of picking up an intestinal parasite.

If my dog’s urine test reveals a urinary tract infection, what can I do?

If your dog’s urine test reveals a possible urinary tract infection, then the next step is usually a culture and sensitivity of the urine sample to see which bacteria will grow and which antibiotic it is sensitive to so that the appropriate antibiotic to clear the infection can be prescribed.

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