Ever wonder why your veterinarian recommends that you check a fecal sample on your strictly indoor cat? While it is safe to say that your indoor cat is much less likely to be effected by intestinal parasites than a cat or dog that spends time outdoors, your indoor cat is still susceptible to intestinal parasites that can be detrimental to their health. Parasitologists recommend that routine annual fecal checks are a part of every indoor cats yearly check up. Cats are natural hunters and without available prey indoors they sometimes turn to bugs for entertainment and will even ingest them. The picture shows a household cricket that after being immersed in water had several roundworms expel from its abdomen. If ingested by a cat or dog these parasites could ultimately have an adverse effect on that pet.
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