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Cat Fecal Exam

Fecals are a way of testing for parasites or abnormally high bacteria levels. If your cat is having diarrhea or any abnormalities in their stool, your veterinarian may want to run a fecal test.

What is fecal parasite screen?

A fecal parasite screen involves testing the cat’s stool for any parasites, ova (eggs), or protozoa.

What does a fecal parasite screen reveal?

It reveals whether or not your cat has a parasite infestation.

How is a fecal parasite screen done?

It can be done in-clinic, or sent to a laboratory. The stool is examined microscopically for any abnormalities.

Any cat stool sample instructions?

If your veterinarian requested that you bring in a stool sample from your cat, you can collect the stool from your cat’s litter box. Place it in a clean plastic baggie or container. If you ask your clinic, they can provide you with a collection container. The fresher the sample the better. If you are not able to bring it into your veterinarian immediately, try to keep it at a cool temperature.

How much does cat stool test cost?

There is usually a fee involved in having your cat’s stool tested. The cost depends on the test your veterinarian has chosen, please speak to your veterinarian regarding cost.

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Last updated: November 25, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we have made 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: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
- Saturday: 9:00 am - 2:00 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 Mission Ridge Animal Hospital