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.
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.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 19, 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, Tuesday and Thursday: 8 am - 6 pm Wednesday: 8 am - 7 pm Friday: 8 am - 4 pm Saturday & 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!