Blood analyses


Preanesthetic screening


Fecal analysis

The majority of cats that are infected with gastrointestinal parasites do not show any clinical signs. Knowing that there is no single medication to eradicate all common parasites, we realize that a fecal analysis is an invaluable diagnostic test to confirm the presence and identity of parasites in the intestinal tract.

Cats at Home uses an in-house technique to analyze fecal samples of our patients by screening for their presence. We use zinc sulfate centrifugation and flotation as it is the most sensitive methodology available.

With our in-house program we can perform the testing to screen kittens and cats that have a high probability of exposure and infection. The testing and subsequent de-worming, directed at the specific parasite found, is not only beneficial to the health of your kitty (improved immune system), but it is also a preventive benefit to avoid any possible zoonotic transfers of parasites to family members.

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Urinalysis

Urine is one of the ways your cat’s body eliminates waste and toxins. A urinalysis is a physical inspection, chemical analysis, and microscopic evaluation of your cat’s urine. It provides information on specific illnesses or disease states.  When the Doctor recommends it be added to your cat’s checkup, it provides a broad and powerful overview of your cat’s health.  Without urinalysis, important and relatively common diseases can go undetected and untreated.

A urinalysis provides insights into many health issues, including: kidney or liver disease, diabetes, anemia, inflammation, hydration status, or bleeding disorders. Whether your cats is feeling sick or having an annual preventive checkup, your Doctor may recommend a full diagnostic workup, including a blood screen and urinalysis.

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Electrocardiograms (EKG)

An echocardiogram allows us to monitor your cat’s heart rhythm and electrical impulses, we have the capabilities to perform EKGs in the clinic with a print out of our findings to diagnose a number of heart and other health issues.

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Allergy testing

Did you know that cats can be allergic to many different things, including certain types of cat food? Allergy testing can be very important to help your cat become healthy again. Once we send the samples to the laboratory we receive the information needed to start your pet on its road to recoevry,

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Our goal is to work collaboratively with you and allow you to be an active partner in your cat’s healthcare. Based on our experience in feline medicine, we will provide you with expert recommendations in order for you to make the best healthcare decisions for your cat or kitten.

Request an appointment now or call us at 604-574-8873.