Your pet is an important part of your family, and when he or she is ill, you want the best medical care available.
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.
It is recommended to examine your pet’s feces annually to ensure no new parasitic infections have been acquired.
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.