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Old 05-16-2013, 06:48 PM
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Oh, yah, my vet tells you to bring in a sample with you to the annual. But it costs extra and I'm cheap, even with my awesome discount LOL
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Old 05-16-2013, 06:55 PM
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Birds yes, dogs no. There is a training center locally that requires a negative fecal, so Jack did have one done when we took a class there.
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Old 05-16-2013, 07:23 PM
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nope. If my dogs are having some kind of a health problem then we do, other than that we just deworm on a schedule or if we see worms.
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Old 05-16-2013, 07:56 PM
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Yes, every year. It's like an extra $20--it's worth it to me to catch something if it's there. Lucy is constantly going to dog parks, agility trials, hikes, swimming in weird water, eating cat poop, etc. She's at high risk for creepy crawlies.

One year they did find some wormy thing in there, so I'm glad we do it.
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Old 05-16-2013, 08:41 PM
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no but they are all on heartworm preventative year-round, which is also a monthly intestinal parasite dewormer.
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Wait, should I be deworming my dogs other than heartworm meds?
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Wait, should I be deworming my dogs other than heartworm meds?
I wouldn't, unless you really have reason to. Like people with outdoor cats usually just do regular dewormings since more than likely, the cat has caught something while it's out and about hunting and whatnot.
Heartgard just also takes care of roundworms and hookworms, if your dog were to be exposed to those, so if you give Heartgard monthly then you're also deworming.


We try to remember to tell people to bring in fecal samples when they schedule vaccine appointments. Most people don't bring one though, probably because they're just not used to it since it's kind of a newer thing for this clinic to recommend them. I really only make a point to emphasize it more with new puppies/kittens.
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Old 05-16-2013, 11:27 PM
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My current vet does fecals yearly as part of the annual exam. My last vet did not. I don't mind them, I bring one because they ask, but would only want one/ask for one if there was some intestinal issues going on.
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I wouldn't, unless you really have reason to. Like people with outdoor cats usually just do regular dewormings since more than likely, the cat has caught something while it's out and about hunting and whatnot.
Heartgard just also takes care of roundworms and hookworms, if your dog were to be exposed to those, so if you give Heartgard monthly then you're also deworming.


We try to remember to tell people to bring in fecal samples when they schedule vaccine appointments. Most people don't bring one though, probably because they're just not used to it since it's kind of a newer thing for this clinic to recommend them. I really only make a point to emphasize it more with new puppies/kittens.
And if they didn't get one as a puppy...?
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I don't unless there is an issue (never ending diarrhea,for example). My dogs don't go anywhere where there is strange dog poop
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