Fecal tests detect intestinal parasites like giardia, worms, coccidia.
Cultures identify bacterial infections such as salmonella or E. coli.
Stool checks can reveal fat and enzyme levels pointing to pancreatic problems.
Fecal testing shows if treatments for parasites, IBD, etc. are working.
Loose stools, vomiting warrant a fecal exam to uncover the cause.
Vets recommend an annual fecal test to catch issues early.
Multiple fecal tests are part of routine puppy wellness checks.