How can my puppy/kitten have worms? How was he/she exposed?

To check for intestinal parasites, we need to perform a test on a sample of your puppy’s stool (poop!) called a “Fecal Floatation” to check for microscopic parasite eggs. Since the parasites only pass eggs in the stool at certain stages of their development, it is important we perform fecal floatations on each puppy on at least two to three separate occasions during their early months and then at least once a year as adults. Many people choose to put their puppies on treatment that will prevent/treat some of the more common parasite infections as a precaution even if the fecal exam is negative.