Cat Fecal Exam

Since cats are such great hunters, every cat (including indoor ones) are susceptible to parasites. From birds to house flies, there are lots of ways that your cat could be at risk. For cats that aren’t on regular deworming medication, we would recommend a fecal exam to check for parasites.

What is a cat fecal parasite screen?

At South Burnaby Veterinary Hospital, we send out our fecal samples for testing to Idexx Laboratories. There are different parasite screens depending on what our veterinarians are looking for in your cat, and if they have any unpleasant symptoms.

What does a fecal parasite screen reveal?

Parasite screening is generally looking for signs of eggs or adult worms in your cat’s stool.

What is the best method for collecting my cat’s stool?

Our staff can advise you on the best method of collecting your cat’s stool. Generally, the litter will not impact the testing. In most cases, we will provide you with a special container for this purpose. No matter what test we recommend, fresh is always best.

How much does a cat stool test cost?

Costs vary depending on the test being recommended by our veterinarian. Please contact the hospital for an estimate.

COVID-19: Additional measures we are taking

Dear Clients,

Due to the close contact that our work requires, we have taken additional measures to protect you and our team while providing care for your furry family members

We are not accepting new patients at this time due to higher than normal case-loads, and pet boarding services are suspended until further notice. Thank you for your understanding. 

Note: If you are experiencing respiratory symptoms, please let us know when you book your pet’s appointment. As the potential to spread to pets is still relatively unknown, it is possible that your pet could create a risk to other people who may be handling him or her. Whenever possible, please send someone who is not experiencing respiratory symptoms to the appointment with your pet.

The following changes are effective as of March 2nd, 2022:

Thank you for helping us be diligent for everyone's safety. As we have heard from all levels of government, the situation is fluid and any updates will be provided as changes occur. 

If you have any further questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out by email at info@southburnabyvethospital.com or by phone at 604-526-0334.

- Your dedicated team at South Burnaby Veterinary Hospital