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.
A fecal test is done on a sample of your cat’s stool. This test can detect if your cat has internal parasites such as tapeworms and roundworms. Treatment will depend on which internal parasite is found. Generally, we test the sample in our in-house lab to check for parasites or their eggs. If possible, we ask our clients to drop off a fecal sample before your appointment time. That way we can have the results by the time you arrive for your scheduled appointment.
What is the best method for collecting my cat’s stool?
The easiest way to obtain a sample is right out of the litterbox. Try not to break it apart too much, putting it into a container or baggie. If it is diarrhea, we ask that you try not to use absorbent materials such as a paper towel to pick up the sample.
How much does a cat stool test cost?
We are happy to discuss the costs associated with testing your cats fecal sample. Please call our office to speak with one of our friendly pet care specialists. We can answer any questions you may have 403-527-2829.
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
Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside, and take care of any needed medications and payment.
Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
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. OPERATING HOURS
We are OPEN with the following hours:
- Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
- Saturday & 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 Crossroads Animal Hospital