Importance Of Fecal Exams

Importance of Fecal Exams

Because of the high incidence of intestinal parasites (worms) in dogs and cats it is highly recommended that your pet’s feces be checked at least once a year for these parasites. A few very good reasons to have this simple test include:

  • Parasite eggs or larvae are passed in the stool of your pet and are often undetectable to the human eye. 
  • Many of these parasites can infect people as well. These infections, like others acquired from animals, are called zoonotic infections.
  • Pets are exposed to parasite eggs via litter boxes, walking in the grass, ingestion of other animal’s feces, ingestion of grass, and the licking/cleaning of their feet and rectum.
  • Parasites can be easily treated and even prevented if your pet is infected or in a high risk situation.
  • Untreated, your pet will become ill and the parasites may even prove fatal in certain cases. 

Tri-City Animal & Bird Clinic can provide your pet with the appropriate treatment for these parasites but detection is the key to early and successful treatment. We also can provide you with appropriate preventative products so that future infections can be avoided. We will be glad to talk to you about the need for yearly stool examinations in your dog or cat and how you can prevent parasite problems in your pets.

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  • Tri-city has a great team of doctors and technicians that truly care about the health of your animals and understand that a pet is part of the family. We appreciate their expertise, professionalism, and that they go the extra mile to connect with our pets.
  • I've been visiting Tri-City since 2019 for my small animals - namely domestic rats - and have nothing but praise for it's doctors. They have helped me with everything from chronic illness treatments to end of life care, and have a wonderful staff with experience in small animal handling. If you're looking for a cozy, wonderful vet for your rat/guinea/other exotic pet, then this is the place.
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  • Tri-City recently figured out a really difficult health issue affecting my pug. Looking for a vet that has all the answers. Stop looking. This is where you want to take your best friend.

  • This place is awesome, vet techs are professional, everyone is nice, Dr. King is incredible with animals. My dog has pretty bad anxiety and she always get down on the floor and makes them feel so comfortable. Prices are reasonable, and they offer online medical history now which is awesome.

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