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.
Both urine and fecal exams are extremely helpful in diagnosing health issues with your dog. A sterile urine sample is collected from your dog, to help diagnose diabetes, urinary tract infections, bladder stones/crystals, urinary incontinence, poisonings, or renal neoplasia. Fecal exams determine the internal parasite load in your dog. Internal parasites can cause disease and thriftiness in the host, severe infections result in weight loss, dehydration and anemia. Some internal parasite eggs that are shed into the environment from your dog live in the soil for many years causing reinfection in other animals, and infections in humans.
Why are canine fecal examinations recommended yearly?
We like to check for parasitic infections and help prevent unnecessary treatment with medications that could create parasite resistances and keep the environment clean of parasites.
If my dog’s urine test reveals a urinary tract infection, what can I do?
If your dog has a urinary tract infection following the treatment plan, complete all medications prescribed by the Veterinarian and providing a follow-up urinalysis appointment if required should return your dog to its normal healthy life.
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, 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 Saturday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!
- Your dedicated team at Mill Bay Veterinary Hospital