Internal parasites can be found within the gastrointestinal (GI) tract of your pet. On occasion, they can migrate through other body organs such as the liver, lungs, nervous system, and heart. A variety of GI parasites affect dogs and cats. While some of these parasites are visible to the naked eye, others are microscopic. Even more alarming, some parasites are ZOONOTIC, which means humans can become infected.
Luckily, these can all be detected with the proper testing. We recommend testing a fecal sample at least once a year at the time of your pet’s annual exam.