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Dog Urinalysis

Dog Urinalysis and Fecal Exam

Urinalysis (collecting urine) is a routine test that helps us assess the health of the kidneys and bladder and to check for other health indicators such as glucose regulation and liver function. The colour of your dog’s urine can give us information about his hydration level, as well as any underlying disease. We will usually perform a urinalysis if your pet is showing any signs of urinary tract infections, i.e. straining to urinate, frequently urinating (with or without blood). If we perform bloodwork, we will always recommend a urinalysis too. Fecals (poop samples) allow our doctors to check your pet for intestinal parasites. We always need the freshest sample possible. By testing for these parasites, we can eradicate them, so your pup remains healthy.

Why are canine fecal examinations recommended yearly?


They are not in our clinic. They are recommended as needed for any issues that arise.

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


We will prescribe appropriate antibiotics to take care of that for them.

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Last updated: June 15, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 25, 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

3. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE

If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.

4. 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.

5. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sunday: CLOSED

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at Acadia Drive Animal Clinic