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Spay (Ovariohysterectomy)

A spay (or ovariohysterectomy) is a surgery that removes the ovaries and uterus from female pets. In small animal medicine, this surgery is most often performed on dogs and cats, but can also be performed on rabbits, guinea pigs, reptiles, and other animals. The surgery is generally performed in order to prevent or treat diseases

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Fecal Flotation Test

A fecal floatation is a laboratory method of collecting parasite eggs from fecal material so they can be identified under the microscope. A gram of fecal material is mixed with a concentrated salt solution, topped with a cover slip, and left to sit for fifteen minutes. During this period, the fecal material sinks to the

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Roundworms

Roundworms are one of the most common intestinal parasites found in dogs and cats. They are so common, in fact, that all puppies and kittens should be routinely dewormed early in life. Roundworms are large worms that are easily seen with the naked eye. They look like spaghetti noodles and may pass live in an

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