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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-01-2008, 01:27 PM Thread Starter
 
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Appointment with vet...How the heck do I do this?

The vet requests that I bring a sample of kitten poo with me. I am just lost as to how I would do this. Do they care if it has litter on it? I can't follow my kitten or my cats around to see if they are pooing in the litter box. One it is in the basement and I am on the first floor, but I am sure if I stuck some piece of cardboard under them they would stop anyways!

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I would call the vet to check out exactly what he wants
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-01-2008, 04:03 PM
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It's fine if litter is stuck to the outside.

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Our vet does not care if there is some litter on it.
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Why do they want a sample? If it's for a regular vet check, i'd just say I can't. Having multipal cats you cannot know who's poop it is unles you followed that cat around all day long. I've never taken a sample of any of my cats.
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They said they wanted it to check for worms? I figure it might be a way to maybe try to get more money on a test? Am I right? Should I change vets? Last year when I took the other cats to the same vet they asked the same thing, to bring in some poo. Like it was part of the regular check up.

Is it a part of a regular check up or is it something they would normally do if they were concerned about a symptom?

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I think it's part of a FIRST check-up for a cat, just to make sure it's healthy. I don't believe it's part of an annual exam for a healthy cat. I just took in 3 of my 4 cats today, and that was never mentioned.

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