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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: December 2, 2020

Dear Clients,

Due to the growing number of COVID-19 cases in Ontario, we want to continue to keep our staff as well as our clients safe and healthy. As such, we have updated our protocols effective immediately.

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 Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday (for food sales only): 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sunday: CLOSED

Appointments are seen Monday to Friday from 9am-5pm. Food sales are serviced weekly between 8am-9am and 5pm-6pm and on Saturdays from 9am-1pm.

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