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Schedule for Dr Dyck and Dr Stogdale

Schedule for Dr Dyck and Dr Stogdale

Dr Lea Stogdale DVM, Diplomate ACVIM works on Mondays and Thursdays

Dr Kris Dyck DVM works on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays

We are not in the office on Fridays; for urgent care please phone St Vital Veterinary Hospital at 204-253-2668

Aesops Veterinary Care is located within St Vital Veterinary Hospital

Let Us Know Who You Are

We need to be able to find your pet’s medical record before we phone or email you. If you are dropping off urine or fecal samples, or if you are emailing us, we need to know the client name and the pet’s name. The client family name is that name under which the pet was registered at Aesops. We file pets by family name – pet’s name. For example, Stogdale – Jingko. Thank you.

Fecal Transplants or Fecal Microbiota Transplantation

If your dog or cat has chronic gastro-intestinal problems or behavioral issues or refractory overweight, they may benefit from Fecal Microbiota Transplantation. This can be done by you, giving the fecal supplement by mouth. Here is some information for you to consider.

Fecal Microbiota Transplantation is not just probiotics. Feces includes bacteria (as do probiotics), fungi, viruses and other factors that interact in complex ways for normal gut function.

Fecal Microbiota Transplantation (FMT) is a natural approach to such problems as: Gastro-intestinal problems such as nausea, vomiting, soft stool +/- blood or mucus, or diarrhea. Behavioral issues including stress, anxiety, anti-social behavior or aggression. Refractory overweight or obesity that has not responded to appropriate food restriction. There are various criteria and tests required before FMT are likely to be indicated.

Fecal transplants can be done by oral administration by the owner at home. The feces MUST be sourced from a pet that is –  Healthy and disease-free.

If you would like to discuss FMT, please phone for a half hour appointment with Dr Lea Stogdale at Ph 204-487-4788. We require all relevant information about previous vet visits and laboratory test results, foods (past and present), supplements and medications that your pet has received and is currently getting. This includes the food, treats, chews and supplements.

Additional information about Fecal Microbiota Transplantation (FMT): Major factors that affect the normal gut flora include diet, disease and medications (especially antibiotics). Dysbiosis (an abnormal balance of micro-organisms) results in gastro-intestinal problems, behavioural issues or weight control challenges.

Here are some web sites and references that are informative:

General articles:



Most recent and scientific article (that is also readable):


Note that fecal transplants can be given to dogs and cats, orally (not just by rectal enema) and without prior medication or purging.

Cautions with Fecal Microbiota Transplantation

There are no guarantees that this will solve your pet’s problem. Repeated doses may be required in some pets, probably at monthly intervals. The dog or cat source of the feces must not be infected with parasites or pathogens. The dog or cat source of the feces must have a friendly character and good body condition. There are no guarantees that this will solve your pet’s problem.

Commercial on-line option


This is a reputable company with positive results in some pets using capsules.

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