Originally Posted by hissy
So you don't have to worry about the litter- go to the store and get a large bag of dried beans and use that for litter instead. Then take a ziploc bag and put the cat's name on it, and place the sample inside, seal it up. Keep it refrigerated till you can get to the vet
Exactly! I used to work for a vet and unfortunately stool tests were part of the deal, haha... the bean idea is great but dont worry too much about the litter - with a big enough poo, the tech can get a good sample from the middle of it.... when we take samples in from our dog, we do the ziplock bag with the name (use your pet's first name and your last - you'd be surprised how many pets have the same names!) and then put that inside like a brown sack lunch paper bag, just to be kinda discreet, haha... I assume you only have one cat, but if not, try to follow the specific kitty into the litter box and grab a fresh sample right after she's done!