Why is a semi-annual fecal important?
Our hospital suggests having a fecal exam done every 6 months. Many of the parasites that are detected through a stool sample can be very harmful if left untreated, but are easily treated with medication if detected early enough. These parasites live in your pet’s intestinal tract and rob them of all their nutrients they would normally get from their food. Many can cause diarrhea, vomiting, weight loss, a distended belly or even anemia.