Tips For Bringing in a Fecal Sample
Bringing a fecal (poop) sample from your pet is a very important part of his/her total health. The test is important because it is used to determine if your pet has intestinal parasites. A fecal test should be performed at least once or twice a year, more often if there has been a history of parasite problems.

Fecal examinations are used to identify internal parasites, such as whipworms, tapeworms, roundworms, hookworms, or coccidia.
          Fecal Samples
Here are some tips on bringing in a stool sample:
1. A small amount of your pet’s stool is needed to perform this test, the size of a quarter is enough to test.

2. Ideally, the sample should be collected within the past 24 hours and put in a sealed container.

3. If you can’t bring the sample in right away then it should be kept in a cool place.

4. It is recommended to bring one in that hasn’t frozen. In colder weather it can be difficult to get a sample without it freezing. If it is too cold for that, bring one in when the weather gets a little warmer.

5. Make sure you are bringing poop. A clump of kitty urine cannot be checked for parasites.