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Cat Fecal Exam

What is fecal parasite screen?

This test checks for common parasites or parasite eggs in the stool sample. There are many intestinal parasites which hang on tight internally and can only be discovered by checking for the eggs in the feces. These can only be seen on a microscope.

How is a fecal parasite screen done?

All we need from your pet is a small amount (about 1 tsp) of fresh feces. Please note that dried out and frozen samples are not usually valid. The fresher the better!

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The Tick Talk

It may seem early to be talking about ticks, but they aren’t far from making a comeback once again. Typically in this region of southwestern Ontario, we have considered our risk period for ticks to be around March and April to the end of November. However, in recent years, we are seeing a rise in tick populations earlier in the year.

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