What’s The Risk of Worms in Cats in Licking County in 2019?
Some clients ask why we do routine fecal examinations (commonly referred to as “fecals” so I thought I’d share some numbers from the Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPCvet.org).
Roundworms – 1 out of 13cats tested positive for RoundwormsIn Licking County, Ohio from January 1 to September 30, 2019.
Hookworms – 1 out of 151 cats tested positive for hookworms In Licking County, Ohio from January 1 to September 30, 2019.
Giardia – 1 out of 35 cats tested positive for whipworms In Licking County, Ohio from January 1 to September 30, 2019.
*These number reflects the total number of tests reported to CAPC in this defined area and represents a sample of the total dog/cat population in this area. The data in provided by IDEXX Laboratories and ANTECH Diagnostics. It is estimated these numbers represent less than 30% of the activity in the geographic regions.