There are definitely quite a few do’s and don’ts when collecting a fecal sample to your vet. Here are a few do’s and don’ts collecting a fecal sample for your vet:

  • DO place a stool sample in a container that is sealed well. Disposable Tupperware works.
  • DO double bag your sample if you are using a baggie.
  • DO write your dog’s information on the container. This could help avoid any confusion at the laboratory.
  • DON’T collect a huge sized sample. The stool sample container does not need to be brimming to the top with dog poop. It really only takes a little bit of poop.
  • DON’T collect a sample that is old and all dried up.
  • DO collect a fresh sample when you can and keep it in your refrigerator (Another reason double bagging is nice.) until our visit.