7 Hilariously Bad Ways to Collect a Poop Sample


Tori Houle, Lifestyle Contributor and Junior EditorDog Checkups & Preventive Care

Your dog’s annual exam is a very important one. Your veterinarian will want to check for anything likely to cause your dog problems in the future. So when your veterinarian asks you to bring a poop sample, it’s not because the practice is starting a collection, it’s because your veterinarian needs to check it. A poop sample allows your veterinarian to better understand what is happening inside of your dog. It may reveal intestinal parasites like roundworms, hookworms, whipworms, coccidia and giardia.

So how do you collect a poop sample the right way? Here are some tips:

  • Fresh is best when it comes to poop
  • Collect the freshest poop sample and bring it to your veterinarian the same day
  • You can seal the sample in a ziploc® bag (use two bags so that you do not contaminate anything else).

<<Click here to learn the right way to collect poop samples>>

In the meantime, Harley and I decided to show you some hilariously bad ways to collect a poop sample, enjoy!


If you have any questions or concerns, you should always visit or call your veterinarian — they are your best resource to ensure the health and well-being of your pets.

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