We remain open to provide urgent care for your pets. We are following the direction of government and regulatory authorities and have implemented hospital and visit protocols to keep both you and our team safe. For regular updates on our hours and visit protocols, please follow our social media platforms.

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Cat Fecal Exam

A cat fecal exam is important to ensure that your cat is internal parasite free. It is a simple test and the results are available within 10 – 15 minutes.

What is fecal parasite screen?

The fecal parasite screen is a simple test to check for internal parasites.

What does a fecal parasite screen reveal?

The fecal parasite screen reveals if your cat is infected with intestinal parasites, such as roundworm, hookworm, tapeworm.

How is a fecal parasite screen done?

The fecal parasite screen requires a small sample of fresh stool from your cat. A visual check is done on the stool because tapeworm segments can be seen in the stool. Once the visual check is done, a small amount of the fresh stool is mixed with a liquid solution which allows any parasite eggs to float to the top. A coverslip is applied to the top of the mixture and the eggs stick to the coverslip. The coverslip is transferred to a microscope slide and examined under the microscope because the eggs are not visible to the naked eye.

Cat stool sample instructions?

Ideally, the stool should be less than 12 hours old. We recommend cleaning the litter box the night before your appointment and collect any stool that your cat has provided overnight when you get up in the morning. The stool should be put in a sealed container (i.e. ziplock bag) and kept in the refrigerator until just before your appointment.


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COVID-19: Additional measures we are taking

Dear Clients,

Due to the close contact that our work requires, we have taken additional measures to protect you and our team while providing care for your furry family members.

Last updated: Tuesday, May 19, 2020

1. We are currently operating a "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. Our door will be locked. Please call the number posted on the front door when you arrive and one of our Registered Veterinary Technicians will come to take the history and collect your pet. Our veterinarian will contact you by phone to discuss your pet's health before you leave.

2. We can now see all cases by appointment only.

3. We are still OPEN with the following hours: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 8 am - 6 pm, Wednesday 8 am - 7 pm, and Friday 8 am - 4 pm.

4. If you are ordering food or medications, please allow 3-5 business days as our suppliers are dealing with increased demand and are trying to fill orders as quickly as possible. We will advise you as soon as your order arrives. Please call us ahead of time to ensure we have what you need and can have it prepared before your arrival. You can also use our online store and have your food delivered directly to your home. To sign up for the Online Store, please visit our website.

5. For the time being, we are not accepting cash as payment. Credit cards and debit card payments are still available.

Following the recommendations of our government and medical experts, we are doing our best to practice social distancing within the constraints of our jobs. We have taken these measures to avoid both contracting and facilitating the spread of this disease.

Thank you for helping us be diligent for everyone's safety. As we have heard from all levels of government, the situation is fluid, and any updates will be provided as changes occur.

- Your dedicated team at Cambrian Animal Hospital