We recommend fecal exams as they are an important part of your pet’s annual exam. Fecal exams allow veterinarians to check your pet for intestinal worms that can be harmful to them and some also for us. Urinalysis is a test that can detect and assess a wide range of disorders such as urinary tract infection, kidney disease, and diabetes. It is important to perform these screening test as prevention is always easier than treating after the fact.
What is fecal parasite screen?
It is a commonly used screen to diagnose parasitism in your pet. It requires a stool sample from your pet to be examined under a microscope to determine whether or not they have any intestinal parasites.
What does a fecal parasite screen reveal?
Fecals can determine if your pet has intestinal parasites such as roundworms, hookworms, whipworms, coccidia and giardia.
How is a fecal parasite screen done?
A stool sample is sent to the lab to be analyzed for parasites. We also perform in-house tests as well, just not a sensitive to picking up some internal parasites.
Cat stool sample instructions?
Needs to be fresh, can come right from the litter box with litter still on it. We generally send home a stool container for them to return to us.
Cat stool test cost?
The stool sample cost can vary as to what the veterinarian is looking for. Contact the clinic for further information on how to collect a stool sample and the cost associated.