Download A urine culture test is done to identify the specific bacteria that are causing a urinary tract infection. Ideally, a sample of urine is collected by cystocentesis in which a needle is inserted directly into the animal’s bladder. The urine sample is placed on a special medium and incubated to allow the bacteria
Download Whipworms are small parasites that can live in the large intestines of dogs and, rarely, in cats. Dogs become infected by eating the whipworm eggs in the soil, usually during grooming. Not all dogs show signs of a whipworm infection, but those that do may have diarrhea with blood and mucus, dehydration, and
Download Bring enough of your cat’s regular food and medication for the duration of the trip. If you plan to travel with your pet, let your veterinarian know ahead of time; your cat may need a health certificate, or there may be other health issues to address. How Can I Make the Travel Experience
Download The urine specific gravity (SG) test tells your veterinarian how concentrated your pet’s urine is (how much water it contains). Collecting a urine sample for SG measurement can be done at your veterinarian’s office or, sometimes, at home. If your pet’s urine SG is abnormal, additional tests may be recommended to determine the cause.
Download Vaccination is an important weapon against infectious diseases. Some diseases, like rabies, are transmissible to humans, so protecting your pets also protects your family members and community. Pets that stay indoors also can be exposed to infectious diseases, so even indoor cats can benefit from vaccinations. Vaccines are safe and generally well tolerated by
Download Bring enough of your dog’s regular food and medication for the duration of the trip. If you plan to travel with your pet, let your veterinarian know ahead of time; your dog may need a health certificate, or there may be other health issues to address. How Can I Make the Travel Experience