Annual Fecal Test
Pet owners may submit a fecal sample to any qualified veterinary clinic. Please ensure that the sample is no older than 12 hours, if at all possible. The fecal test will screen your pet for roundworms, hookworms, whipworms, giardia, and coccidia.
Microscopic examination of the stool does not always reveal tapeworm eggs. Veterinarians often must depend on the pet owner for a diagnosis of tapeworms (presence of white worm segments in feces or on the pet’s fur- will look like grains of rice).