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Cat Fecal Exam

Fecal exams can reveal parasites, in adult form or even in the beginning egg stages. Intestinal parasites can lead to gastrointestinal upset and even result in impaction.

What is fecal parasite screen?

We send fecal samples to an external lab to be tested. Depending on symptoms, the veterinarian may want to run a specific test.

What does a fecal parasite screen reveal?

The test can reveal if there are adult worms and/or young eggs.

How is a fecal parasite screen done?

A typical fecal examination consists of adding a special solution to the fecal sample so that the eggs float to the top and are then examined under a microscope to be identified.

How do I get a cat stool sample?

We ask that you collect a fresh sample so that the parasites are easier to identify. If your cat will use the bathroom in an empty litter box, that is preferred so that there is not litter in the sample.

How much does a cat stool test cost?

Our veterinarians can go over costs before running any tests.

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Last updated: May 25, 2020

Dear Clients,

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

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 - 6:00 pm
- Saturday: 9:00 am - 5:30 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 Mill Creek Animal Hospital