Preventative healthcare involves vaccinations, deworming, flea, tick and heartworm prevention as well as routine dental cleanings. As your pet ages, bloodwork and other tests such as x-rays and urine analysis may also be recommended to ensure no abnormalities are noted.
Even if dewormer was administered a fecal examination is recommended to ensure the appropriate medication was used, there are numerous infectious organisms that can be identified in the feces that require different medications to be cleared. Not all parasites are visible by eye and not all parasitic infestations necessarily cause diarrhea.
West Russell Animal Hospital requires a negative fecal examination within the past year to permit boarding.