How do I get a stool sample if there's no poop?????

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How do I get a stool sample if there's no poop?????

Postby chrismnc » Mon Jan 04, 2010 6:49 pm

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I want to bring in a stool sample just to be sure that Zig is parasite free still (last one done in July/August) but since he isn't eating much, there's no poop!!! Do I bring him in then?

Also, do I have to give him baths if he drinks well from a dropper? I've been doing both.
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Re: How do I get a stool sample if there's no poop?????

Postby gulfbrzdawn » Mon Jan 04, 2010 7:01 pm

If you cannot get a stool sample, the vet should be able to get one manually from your beardie.
If he enjoys his baths... I would keep doing both the oral hyrdration and the soaks :D
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Re: How do I get a stool sample if there's no poop?????

Postby ProjectParanoia » Mon Jan 04, 2010 7:06 pm

Yeah, I'd bring him in. When was the last time the poor guy pooped?

And keep on the baths, unless you don't have tiem. It's a good excuse for bonding time. ;]
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Re: How do I get a stool sample if there's no poop?????

Postby chrismnc » Tue Jan 05, 2010 5:56 am

He has had tiny poops but they are usually dried before I see them (pooped near basking spot). Then he did have a small poop the other day but my daughter flushed it before I even knew about it. I'll continue with baths. He likes them, I guess. I will inform the poop watchers not to flush any more poops. Can I use a tiny one if it gets dried?

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