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The Straight Poop on the Pet Fecal Exam

Hanford_iStock_000058936490_LargeImagine it: you are on the phone with your favorite veterinary clinic, making that all important wellness exam for your fur kid when the technician reminds you, “Don’t forget the sample.” That’s in, stool sample, for the pet fecal exam.

Although a grimace may ensue when it comes to your pet’s fecal example, your pet’s poo is actually quite important in assessing whether there is illness, nutritional deficiencies, parasites, and the presence of other issues that can affect health.

In fact, one of the first signs of illness a pet owner may notice is a change to bowel movements – a sort of ‘ground zero’ for what’s happening internally. Continue…

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