Parasite control of roundworms, hookworms, whipworms and tapeworms is very important to companion animals. All good pet owners will either bring in a fresh stool sample or let our assistants gently take a sample during your pet’s physical exam for analysis. At Elizabethtown Veterinary Hospital, we firmly believe in the importance of this test, especially if your pet is around children and other pets. This test is performed in our on-site laboratory. If your pet has parasites you can view them through the microscope video.
Roundworms, hookworms and tapeworms are intestinal parasites that can affect you, your children or your grandchildren if they come in contact with infected feces. These parasites, if not treated, can eventually make you, your family, and your pet sick. If the test result shows evidence of these parasites, medicine can be prescribed to deworm your pet.