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.
Your pet’s urine and feces can give us a lot of information into the health of your pet. If your pet is having diarrhea, visible worms in stool, or losing weight, we may want a fecal sample to look further into why these symptoms are occurring. If your pet is leaking urine, urinating frequently, has abnormally smelly urine, has blood in their urine or the veterinarian suspects there may be more going on, we may request a urine sample. If you suspect your vet may require a urine sample, it is best to not let your pet urinate for a few hours prior to your appointment or on the front lawn when you arrive.
Why are canine fecal examinations recommended yearly?
The ultimate decision is dependent on your dog’s lifestyle; however, yearly fecal exams can reveal intestinal parasite infections and we can facilitate an appropriate treatment plan for your pet.
If my dog’s urine test reveals a urinary tract infection, what can I do?
Your veterinarian will make specific recommendations for your pet. Often, we recommend a urine culture so that we can ensure that the antibiotic we use will be appropriate for your pet’s bladder infection.
Kennel cough is a highly contagious upper respiratory infection, that can be caused by a variety of different viruses and bacteria. The kennel cough vaccine available is able to protect against one of the most common sources of kennel cough, but just like with our human influenza vaccine, it cannot cover every strain.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective July 14, 2020 one member of the pet's family will be allowed inside our clinic as long as a mask is worn while inside and physical distancing guidelines are followed. 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, 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 in your vehicle and use your cell phone to call us. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. When the doctor is ready for your appointment, a staff member will come out and let you know.
We are happy to say that as of July 14th, we are now able to allow ONE member of your household to accompany your pet inside for their examination, as long as you bring a mask of your own to wear while inside the clinic.
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 ARE BACK TO NORMAL
Monday to Saturday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
We are no longer closed over the lunch hour.
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!
- Your dedicated team at Kamloops Veterinary Clinic