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.

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Cat Fecal Exam

Fecal examinations can reveal potential digestive issues from diarrhea to worms in the stool. They are recommended on a case-by-case basis. We recommend deworming your cat at least 3-4 times per year (ideally monthly in the summer). It will prevent any possible complications from intestinal parasites.

What is a cat fecal parasite screen?


Animal Medical Centre North does offer in-house fecal screening. If more diagnostics are needed, we will send it out to an external lab. Our veterinarians can discuss diagnostic options based on your pet’s case.

What does a fecal parasite screen reveal?


The test can reveal a multitude of things from adult worm eggs to bacterial overload. Every animal is unique, so each fecal screen can disclose an array of information. It can also aid the veterinarian in choosing which medications to prescribe.

How is a fecal parasite screen performed?


Fecal screens consist of doing a direct smear, which is then stained and observed under a microscope. We may also add a special solution to the fecal sample causing eggs to float which may then be observed with a microscope.

What is the best method for collecting my cat’s stool?


Usually, a fresh sample is preferred as it is easier to identify the parasites. It is best to use a litter box with no litter, so it will not contaminate the sample.

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Last updated: May 25, 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. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

- Monday to Friday: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
- Saturday & 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 Animal Medical Centre North