Dog Urinalysis and Fecal Exam
We offer in-house urinalysis and fecal examinations. Your veterinarian will recommend a urinalysis to aid in diagnosing several conditions such as urinary tract infections, urinary crystals, renal function and glucose in the urine due to diabetes. Fecal exams are used to detect inflammation as well as bacterial, viral and parasitic infections.
Why are canine fecal examinations recommended yearly?
Fecal exams are typically recommended to be done annually. However, this can also depend on your dog’s lifestyle and overall health. We will generally recommend a fecal if your dog has diarrhea, bloody stool or is losing weight.
If my dog’s urine test reveals a urinary tract infection, what can I do?
If your dog has been diagnosed with a urinary tract infection, your veterinarian may recommend further testing to determine the best choice of antibiotic.