The Importance of Poop: Your Pet’s Fecal Examination

No one really likes to talk about poop. It’s gross, it’s dirty, and it smells. Your pet’s stools are an important part of his or her health, though; and as veterinarians it is a subject we often have to broach.

A history of your pet’s bowel movement habits and a thorough fecal examination are essential parts of wellness care and can be helpful information when dealing with sick dogs or cats. Paying attention to these things can be an important part of helping pets live a longer, healthier life.

Read on to get the scoop on poop and why we at Animal Internal Medicine and Specialty Services put so much emphasis on your pet’s fecal examination. Continue…