Fecal Examinations and Dewormings

Fecal Examinations and Dewormings

Fecal examinations and dewormings are considered part of any good preventative care program. These are used as a means to both diagnose and treat a variety of intestinal parasites. Many intestinal parasites are not visible to the naked eye, and can only be found with a microscopic examination of the feces. Intestinal parasites can be damaging to not only your pet, but potentially to your family as well. A variety of parasites that we see in animals are zoonotic, that is, transmissible to people. This is especially problematic for people with compromised immune systems such as children and the elderly. Routine fecal screenings are essential for the health of your pets and family.