Fecals are a way of testing for parasites or abnormally high bacteria levels. If your cat is having diarrhea or any abnormalities in their stool, your veterinarian may want to run a fecal test.

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What is fecal parasite screen?

A fecal parasite screen involves testing the cat’s stool for any parasites, ova (eggs), or protozoa.

What does a fecal parasite screen reveal?

It reveals whether or not your cat has a parasite infestation.

How is a fecal parasite screen done?

It can be done in-clinic, or sent to a laboratory. The stool is examined microscopically for any abnormalities.

Any cat stool sample instructions?

If your veterinarian requested that you bring in a stool sample from your cat, you can collect the stool from your cat’s litter box. Place it in a clean plastic baggie or container. If you ask your clinic, they can provide you with a collection container. The fresher the sample the better. If you are not able to bring it into your veterinarian immediately, try to keep it at a cool temperature.

How much does cat stool test cost?

There is usually a fee involved in having your cat’s stool tested. The cost depends on the test your veterinarian has chosen, please speak to your veterinarian regarding cost.

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