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.

Cat Fecal Exam

We recommend doing yearly fecal floats or other fecal exams in clinic to protect your family and your pets. Intestinal worms can be transmitted to your family and it can also cause gastrointestinal issues (vomiting and diarrhea) and weight loss.

What is a cat fecal parasite screen?

Running a fecal on a cat will test for a number of parasites. The most common are:

  • Coccidia – Isospora felis and Toxoplasma gondii
  • Hookworm – Ancylostoma
  • Roundworm – Toxocara cati
  • Whipworm – Trichuris vulpis
  • Tapeworm – Taenia and Dipylidium caninum

What does a fecal parasite screen reveal?

A fecal can reveal if a cat has intestinal parasites.

How is a fecal parasite screen performed?

We use in house fecal diagnostic kits with sodium nitrate solution. Then you place 3-5 grams of feces in the fecal kit with the solution. Break up the feces, mix the solution and then place a cover slip on the solution. Let it sit for 10 minutes and then you can read the sample.

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

The best way to collect a fecal sample is by taking a poop bag, turn it inside out over your hand. If the cat has diarrhea, we don’t advise paper towel or newspaper to pick it up as it will soak in. You could use a plastic spoon to scoop it up and place it in a plastic bag.

How much does a cat stool test cost?

For pricing, please contact the hospital, and we will be happy to provide you with a quote.

Last updated: May 29, 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. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

- Monday to Thursday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Friday: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
- Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 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 Queensway Veterinary Hospital