We remain open to provide 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.
Fecals (poop samples) allow our doctors to check for intestinal parasites. We always require the freshest sample as possible. By testing for these parasites, if the test comes back positive, we can administer medication to eliminate them.
A fecal parasite screen is a test that is done on a small sample of your cat’s stool (poop), 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 roundworms, hookworms, tapeworms, and/or giardia. Depending on which parasite is found, our doctors can prescribe the correct medication to help your cat rid themselves of these nasty critters!
How is a fecal parasite screen performed?
A small sample of cat’s stool will be collected and sent out to the lab. Here it will be examined under a microscope to see if any parasites, eggs etc. are living in your cat’s digestive tract.
What is the best method for collecting my cat’s stool?
Collect a small sample of your cat’s feces from his, her litterbox. Try to collect the most recent sample. We can provide you with a fecal container to collect it in.
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: Monday, May 25, 2020
1. We are currently operating a "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain in your vehicle and use your cell phone to call us at 403-278-3168. We will bring your pet into the clinic for an examination with the veterinarian. The veterinarian will then call you to discuss our recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a technician will return your pet to your car and take care of any needed medications and payment.
2. We can now see all cases by appointment only
3. We are still OPEN with the following hours: Monday to Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.
4. If you are ordering food or medications, please allow 2-4 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 when you arrive to pick up your order, but do not enter the clinic. Our staff will bring your order to your car.
5. For the time being, we are not accepting cash as payment. Credit cards and debit card payments are still available.
6. 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 Acadia Drive Animal Clinic