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.
Fecal tests are recommended to detect internal parasites in our cats that are passed from infected dogs, cats, rodents and birds through their fecal matter. Young kittens will often be passed parasites from their mothers, either in the womb or through their mother’s milk.
A fecal parasite screen is a test that is done on a small sample of your cat’s feces; which can detect if your cat is carrying any internal parasites.
What does a fecal parasite screen reveal?
Fecal test results may reveal the presence of common internal parasites such as roundworm, hookworm and/or Giardia. Depending on the type of parasite found; your veterinary team will be able to dispense the appropriate medication to rid your cat of these pesky parasites!
How is a fecal parasite screen performed?
A small sample of your cat’s fecal material is closely examined under the microscope for the presence of various eggs. By seeing and identifying these eggs, it can be determined if any parasites are living within your cat’s intestinal tract, as well as what specific type they are.
What is the best method for collecting my cat’s stool?
We can send you home with a pre-paid fecal container that contains special preservatives in it. After the samples are collected, you may then drop it off to us. Once we have the test results, if the results are negative then your cat is free from any parasites which are great news, and we will typically e-mail or call to inform you. If the test comes back positive and your cat does have a parasite, we will then call you and let you know what your next steps should be.
How much does a cat stool test 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 June 5, 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
Starting June 8, we are available to serve you and your pets during the following hours:
Monday to Friday: 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm Sunday: CLOSED
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 Spryfield Animal Hospital