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Cat Fecal Exam

Fecals are fun! Fecals can be a part of your cat’s annual exam and are a great diagnostic tool for detecting GI tract concerns, intestinal parasites or protozoans such as giardia (‘beaver fever”). Fecals also assist in assessing intestinal bacterial growth. Your veterinarian will often recommend a fecal analysis if your cat is suffering from diarrhea, unexplained weight loss or generalized unthriftiness.

What is fecal parasite screen?


A parasite screen is a simple, in-hospital fecal analysis used to detect internal parasites. Only a small sample is required and results are typically ready same day. Sometimes repeat fecal analyses are required to rule out false negatives or to confirm treatment has been successful.

What does a fecal parasite screen reveal?


A fecal screen can give your veterinarian a better look at what is going on inside your cat’s gastrointestinal tract. We typically look for parasite eggs, giardia, the presence of blood in the stool and the overall bacterial activity. These few things can greatly assist your veterinarian in diagnosing your cat’s illness.

How is a fecal parasite screen done?


A small amount of feces is mixed into a specific fecal floatation solution. This then sits for 10 minutes to allow any parasite eggs to float to the top of the solution. A sample of the solution is then evaluated under a microscope for parasite eggs, giardia cysts, and bacteria growth.

Cat stool sample instructions?


A fresh sample is best, you can collect the stool sample right out of the litterbox. The least amount of litter on the sample, the better. Only a small sample is required and you can bring the sample to the hospital in a clean plastic container or Ziploc bag.

How much does a cat fecal exams cost?


To obtain an accurate quote for a feline fecal exam, give our office a call at 250-334-8400.

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Last updated: July 5, 2021

Dear Clients,

At this time, we will be maintaining our current health and safety policies as the province entered the next stage of on July 1, 2021.

Note: We will not be making changes to our health and safety policy until our staff have had the opportunity to receive their second vaccine.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

As you can imagine, we have a significant backlog of surgeries and wellness/vaccine exams to catch up on and we will be working hard over the next several weeks to do just that. We want to thank everyone in advance for your patience while we work through this. Although restrictions have been lifted, our health and safety protocols have not. It is important we continue to follow the guidelines set out by Worksafe BC and social distance our large team as much as possible. This means although we can offer these elective services, we are doing much fewer during the day than we were pre-COVID.

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

As of July 7, 2021, we are excited to invite our clients back into the exam rooms! We have put some important safety measures in place to help keep our clients and our team safe.

3. ONLINE ORDERS

The use of our online store for easy ordering, payment and delivery of our pet's food, flea and tick medications. Orders over $100 can be delivered to your home for free! CLICK HERE

4. OPERATING HOURS

During the first 8 weeks of COVID, we were operating as a 24-hour facility to better serve our community and to maintain social distancing within our team. However, as the COVID-19 situation changes, so do we!

Our team of doctors felt it was important to get back to performing your pet's much needed regular services. In order to do so safely, we had to once again change the way we do business. 

As such, effective October 6, 2020, we will no longer be available for after-hours, on call services between midnight and 7:00 am. After-hours emergency care will be referred to Central Island Veterinary Emergency Hospital between the hours of midnight - 7:00 am. They can be reached at 250-933-0913.

We will continue to be available until midnight for your call-in, after hours needs.

Our regular hours of operation remain the same:

Monday - Friday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

Saturday & Sunday: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

We are all looking forward to this next stage in our Province’s reopening and the future is looking bright! Thank you for helping us make this transition as safe as possible, so our team can be at its best and continue to look after your pet!

- Your dedicated team at Van Isle Veterinary Hospital