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.
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.
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
Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside, and take care of any needed medications and payment.
Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
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: 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