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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.

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Last updated: November 3, 2020

Dear Clients,

Due to the increasing number of Covid cases in Manitoba, we have updated our protocols to ensure the safety of our staff, clients, and community effective immediately.

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. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

- Monday to Thursday: 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
- Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
- Saturday: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
- Sunday: CLOSED

Note: After-hour emergency services are available for regular equine patients only. All other patients with after-hours emergencies, please contact Bridgwater Veterinary Hospital and Wellness Centre at (204) 452-0911.

 

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!

- Your dedicated team at Oakbank Animal Hospital