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2595 Portage Avenue

Winnipeg, Manitoba R3J0P5 Canada

(204) 832-1368

(204) 889-9708

Urine & Stool Sample Collection

How To Collect Samples

Urine Collection

Dogs:

  • Approximately 1 tablespoon (minimum) is ideal.

  • As fresh as possible is best.

  • Samples collected and stored 4 hours or longer should be refrigerated prior to submission at earliest convenience.

  • All samples over 20 hours old will not provide accurate results and are therefore considered unacceptable.

  • Do not freeze sample.

  • Sample must be free of debris or any other contaminant (including snow and other fluids).


Cats:

  • Approximately 1 tablespoon (minimum) is ideal.

  • NoSorb or Kit 4 Cat can be used in place of regular litter while obtaining the sample for submission.

  • If at-home collection is not possible, we can hospitalize the cat for a short period if the bladder does not present an ideal capacity upon palpation.

  • As fresh as possible is best.

  • Samples collected and stored 4 hours or longer should be refrigerated prior to submission at earliest convenience.

  • All samples over 20 hours old will not provide accurate results and are therefore considered unacceptable.

  • Do not freeze sample.

  • Sample must be free of debris or any other contaminant.


Fecal Collection

  • Approximately 1 tablespoon (minimum) is ideal.

  • AS FRESH AS POSSIBLE for accurate results! This is especially important if your pet is experiencing diarrhea or if mucous is apparent in the stool.

  • All samples over 20 hours old will not provide accurate results and are therefore considered unacceptable.

  • Do not freeze samples!

  • Small amounts of debris (litter, grass) may be acceptable in most cases.

  • Refrigerate only if both of the following conditions apply:1

  1. Suspected exposure to parasites (Hookworm, Roundworm-Cats/Kittens Dogs/Puppies, Whipworm, Tapeworm, Giardia)

  2. ....AND the sample is over 4 hours old. This also applies to samples sent to an outside laboratory to test for Giardia/Cryptosporidium/Clostridium ("Triple Test").

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Hospital Hours

Monday:

7:00 am

8:00 pm

Tuesday:

7:00 am

8:00 pm

Wednesday:

7:00 am

8:00 pm

Thursday:

7:00 am

8:00 pm

Friday:

7:00 am

6:00 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am

3:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

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