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.
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.