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.

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Dog Urinalysis and Fecal Exam

A urine analysis – or urinalysis – is a diagnostic test to detect possible diseases and disorders within your dog’s urinary tract. The first urine sample of the morning is generally the best one to analyze. A fecal floatation test is an important test to look for intestinal parasite infections.

Why are fecal examinations required yearly?

Potentially, your pet could constantly be exposed to infectious intestinal parasites every time they go outside or meet another dog. Most intestinal parasite infections are asymptomatic, which means your dog shows no clinical signs of being affected. Yearly, and sometimes more frequently, fecal examinations are recommended to help detect and treat these infestations.

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

There are many aspects of a urinalysis, including a microscopic analysis portion, an assessment of the concentration of the urine, and a biochemical analysis. If there are any abnormalities, a veterinarian will discuss them with you, and go over any treatments that may be required, including medications if necessary.

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Last updated: June 25, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 15, 2020 some 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: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Saturday: 8:00 am - 4:00 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 Briarwood Animal Hospital