Dog Urinalysis and Fecal Exam

We offer in-house urinalysis as well as fecal examinations. Your veterinarian will recommend a urinalysis to aid in diagnosing several conditions such as urinary tract infections, bladder stones, renal function, toxicities and glucose in the urine due to diabetes. Fecals are also recommended to detect parasitic infections as well as viral or bacterial infections and to look for signs of gastrointestinal bleeding.

How often should my dog have a fecal exam?

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, is losing weight, scooting or you suspect a parasitic infection. For conditions such as giardia and coccidia infections, repeat fecals are sometimes recommended to determine if treatment was successful.

What happens if my dog’s urinalysis reveals a urinary tract infection?

If your dog has been diagnosed with a urinary tract infection, your veterinarian may recommend further testing to determine the best choice of antibiotic. A simple urinary tract infection will likely respond to a broad-spectrum antibiotic where as a complicated urinary tract infection (due to bladder stones or tumours) will not resolve after a single treatment and will most likely require further diagnostics.

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Cupcake Day

National Cupcake Day

Van Isle Veterinary Hospital had an amazing turn out on Monday, February 26th for this year’s National Cupcake Day for the SPCA.Hospital would like to say a heartfelt thank you to this amazing community for your support and your love of cupcakes. The team worked extremely hard and baked over 65 dozen cupcakes in preparation for the big day! Sales were already in motion before the doors opened with support from other local businesses in the Comox Valley ordering cupcakes for their own staff and families.Big thank you to Boseley’s, Comox Valley Nissan, Comox Valley Volkswagen, Invis Mortgages and Galaxy Motors who came together to support our National Cupcake Day!Not only were the cupcakes delicious, the staff at Van Isle Veterinary Hospital were also able to show off some of their hidden talents and did not disappoint!Together, the team raised over $2200.00 for their local, Comox SPCA Branch. Thank you, Comox Valley for helping us help pets in need. We can’t wait until next year!!Here are a few photos from the day:Written by Candice Pacholuk

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