As part of your new pet’s initial assessment, we will talk about parasite control. Many puppies and kittens will have acquired external and intestinal parasites from their mother. Your veterinarian will assess your pet for external parasites such as fleas and ear mites. We recommend that you provide us with a fresh fecal sample for analysis of intestinal parasites including roundworms, hookworms, whipworms and coccidia. If any of these parasites are detected then a treatment plan will be prescribed by your veterinarian.