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Birchwood Animal Hospital

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2595 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3J 0P5
Phone: (204) 832-1368
Fax: (204) 889-9708

Office Hours

DayMorningAfternoon
Monday7:00am8:00pm
Tuesday7:00am8:00pm
Wednesday7:00am8:00pm
Thursday7:00am8:00pm
Friday7:00am6:00pm
Saturday8:00am3:00pm
SundayClosedClosed
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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.Animated image of a cat desperately hoping to relieve himself looking at a young girl playing in a sandbox

  • 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.Animated image of a litterbox with flies hovering

  • 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:Animated image of a covered litterbox being discreetly used by a cat who is handed a sheet of toilet paper by an attendant

  1. Suspected exposure to parasites (Hookworm, Roundworm-Cats/Kittens Dogs/PuppiesWhipwormTapewormGiardia) 

  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").

Services We strive to provide complete care for our patients. Learn more about all the services we provide. Patient Care Visit our patient centre for pet care, health and behaviour information. Take A Tour Have a look around our hospital.

Hospital Hours

DayMorningAfternoon
Monday7:00am8:00pm
Tuesday7:00am8:00pm
Wednesday7:00am8:00pm
Thursday7:00am8:00pm
Friday7:00am6:00pm
Saturday8:00am3:00pm
SundayClosedClosed


For the safety of all pets and humans, please have pets securely leashed or in a pet carrier while visiting our hospital.


 After Hours Emergency Care: 
   (204) 452-9427  
 400 Pembina Highway, Winnipeg, MB. 

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  Fax: (204) 889-9708
  

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NOTE: Email may not be answered the same day.

Please phone for urgent questions or appointments!


 


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2595 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3J 0P5
 
  • (204) 832-1368
  • Fax: (204) 889-9708
  • Email Us (Email may not be answered the same day. Please phone for urgent questions or appointments!)
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