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Dog Urinalysis and Fecal Exam

We recommend fecal exams as they are an important part of your pet’s annual exam. Fecals allow veterinarians to check your pet for intestinal worms that can be harmful to them and some also for us. Urinalysis is a test that can detect and assess a wide range of disorders such as urinary tract infection, kidney disease, and diabetes. It is important to perform these screening tests as prevention is always easier than treating after the fact.

Why are fecal examinations required yearly?

We recommend fecal exams yearly because they are an important part of your pet’s annual exam. Fecals allow veterinarians to check your pet for intestinal parasites. Intestinal parasites if left untreated can cause a range of medical issues with your pet and can also be a concern for people.

If my dog’s urine test reveals a urinary tract infection, what can I do?


If your dog’s urine test reveals a urinary tract infection our veterinarian will discuss with you an appropriate treatment plan specific to your pet’s needs.

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What you need to know about kitten vaccinations

Kittens will get vaccinations at 8 weeks, 12 weeks and 16 weeks, then annually. Overview A vaccine is a substance created to incite an immune response for a particular disease.  It needs to be given multiple times to a kitten to initiate his immune system. 

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Last updated: June 26, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 19, 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. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday to Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed


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.

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at Hillcrest Animal Hospital