Orchard House Veterinary Centre

Faecal testing

Various intestinal parasites can infect dogs and cats even when using an intestinal parasite preventative, pets can still become infected due to:

  • Intestinal parasites can be transmitted to you whenever you come
    into contact with your pet’s faeces
    – Some intestinal parasites (like roundworms and Giardia) are
    zoonotic and have the potential to also infect and cause disease in pet owners
  • Symptoms of intestinal parasitic infection in pets can
    include diarrhoea, weight loss and anaemia2
    – Remember that infected pets may not always show symptoms
  • Regular diagnostic testing and parasite preventatives are needed
    as part of your pet’s annual heath exam to identify an intestinal
    parasite infection and provide the best possible preventative care
  •  Poor compliance with preventatives
    – For many pets, deworming is recommended monthly, but
    often pets only receive treatments per year on average
    – Acquiring a parasitic infection between doses of
    preventatives particularly if worming treatment is carried
    out infrequently
  •  Some intestinal parasites such as Giardia may require specific
    medications to treat the infection successfully
  • Individual pet and lifestyle factors

We can quickly and accurately detect intestinal parasites in your pet.

  • Hookworm
  • Whipworm
  • Roundworm
  • Giardia
  • Tapeworm

With our faecal tests we can work together to:

  • Be proactive about your pet’s health
  • Receive your pet’s test results during your visit
  • Decide on the course of treatment or preventative plan before leaving the clinic

Give us a call on 01434 607677 for more information and to arrange an appointment.