Doggie Deworming – It’s all in the Poo

Posted on June 1, 2009. Filed under: 3. Trainer On Call | Tags: , |

Most pet parents think dewormings are only necessary when they have puppies or kittens, but it is important to have your pet checked for worms once a year.  This can be done very easily and is inexpensive.  Although it may not sound like fun, collect a fresh sample of poop from your pet and take it to your local veterinarian.  If you can’t take it right away, you have a couple hour window if the sample stays refrigerated.  Yep that’s right, put it in the fridge.  Of course I recommend sealing it well first.  Your veterinarian can run a float of the sample and look for parasites like round worms, hook worms, tape worms and coccidia.  If you ever notice your pet has a bout of diarrhea, often times your veterinarian will recommend a dewormer to cover all the bases.  Remember, a lot of parasites your pet can get are not seen with the naked eye.

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