Pet Fecal Analysis
Pet Fecal Analysis is a diagnostic procedure that involves the examination of your pet’s feces (stool) to assess their gastrointestinal health.
Pet Fecal Analysis IN CENTURIA, WI
At Interstate Veterinary Hospital in Centuria, WI, we offer comprehensive fecal analysis services to help diagnose and manage various gastrointestinal issues in both Large Animals and Companion Animals.
Pet Fecal Analysis
Fecal analysis is a non-invasive and essential diagnostic tool that can provide insights into your pet’s gastrointestinal health. It helps identify common issues like parasitic infections, gastrointestinal diseases, and dietary problems.
We collect a small sample of your pet’s stool for analysis. Proper sample collection is crucial to obtain accurate results. Our team can guide you on how to collect and store the sample.
One of the primary purposes of fecal analysis is to identify the presence of parasites in your pet’s digestive tract. Common parasites include roundworms, hookworms, tapeworms, giardia, and coccidia.
Key Aspects of Our Pet Fecal Analysis Services:
- Microscopic Examination: The collected sample is examined under a microscope to detect the presence of parasite eggs, larvae, or cysts. This helps us determine the type of parasite and the appropriate treatment.
- Bacterial and Viral Assessment: Fecal analysis can also detect the presence of bacteria and viruses in the stool, which can be indicative of gastrointestinal infections.
- Blood and Mucus: The analysis may reveal the presence of blood or mucus in the stool, which can indicate various gastrointestinal conditions, including inflammation or disease.
- Dietary Recommendations: If dietary issues are suspected, fecal analysis can provide information on the presence of undigested food particles or dietary imbalances.
- Tailored Treatment: Based on the results of fecal analysis, our veterinarians can recommend the most appropriate treatment, including deworming medications, antibiotics, dietary changes, or other therapies.