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What’s the scoop on poop?!

Posted by cpratccpratc on August 16, 2018

Hi everyone!  Summer time is in full swing here at the resort and we are making some changes to make sure your pet is safe and healthy.  In an effort to cut down on the transfer of intestinal parasites such as hookworms, whipworms, roundworms, and giardia we now require a negative fecal sample be performed within the last year to visit our resort.  Over at the hospital we see quite a few  pets a month who come in with their annual fecal samples and, although they do not have any clinical signs, we find something lurking in their stool samples which are easily transmittable to other pets and sometimes people.  Regular deworming is highly recommended for both cats and dogs.  In most cases indoor kitties are not at much of a risk for intestinal parasites but can develop tapeworms if they have even one infestation of fleas!  If you happen to forget to have that test done we’ll gladly make sure that a fecal sample is sent out to Compassion Animal Hospital LLC for testing.  Another benefit of having a negative fecal result, despite the obvious, would be if your pet DID develop any sort of gastrointestinal upset during their stay at the kennel.  A negative fecal helps Dr. Anne rule out intestinal parasite and focus her treatment plan based on other factors such as stress.  An easy way to keep intestinal parasites out of your furry friend is to give monthly Heartgard or another prevention that is more to your individual preference.  This will not only keep your pet healthy but also give you peace of mind!  So let’s get out there and catch the ball…not parasites!

Thank you for understanding our new policy and for helping us prevent spread of intestinal parasite infection.  Please call us if you have any further questions.