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Worm Egg Counts

Worm Count Kits

Test your pets faeces for the presence of worm egs before spending out on or giving drugs to kill worms.

You can read more about my recommended parasite control on
these pages

Faecal Egg Count

Faecal Egg Count (FEC) is a method of determining how many internal parasite eggs are present in a particular dung sample. It may also be possible to determine the different types of worms or other parasites present.
If eggs are found in a faecal sample it shows that worms are present in the animal.and you should get a wormer for your pet.
Feclabs

We always test our sample twice to give a professional accurate result

This is the lab we use and you can read a lot more about intestinal and lungworms found in the uK on their pages

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The procedure is:

Buy a kit, collect a stool sample or samples, send it to the approved lab in the enclosed envelope and we get the results a few days later. Our vet will report back with a recommendation.

Read more about parasite control on these pages and below…

Worm Count Kit

for Dogs and Cats

A kit to collect your pet's poop to send to the lab..

And then you will get results back and our Veterinary Surgeon will recommend treatment or not depending on the results…

From £14.00

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Lungworm Count Kit

for Dogs

A kit to collect your pet's poop to send to the lab to check for lung worm eggs

And then you will get results back and our Veterinary Surgeon will recommend treatment or not depending on the results
From £13.25

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Giardia Cysts Kits

for Dogs


It is not a worm, Bacteria or Virus!! Giardiasis is an intestinal infection in humans and animals, caused by a microscopic protozoan parasite. Statistics say 50% of puppies and younger dogs will suffer from Giardiasis in their lifetime!….

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Worm Count Kits


Dogs and Cats



A kit to collect your pet's poop to send to the lab..

And then you will get results back and our Veterinary Surgeon will recommend treatment or not depending on the results


If you order you will receive a package with the equipment needed to collect a small faeces sample. You send it off the in envelope provided and our Vet gets the results back by email and we will forward it to you with professional recommendations.

In most cases you will find no worms and will not need to do any thing.

Postage and Lab testing included

What this tests for:
Dog Roundworm

Roundworms are canine common internal parasites in dogs. Resembling spaghetti, adult worms are three to four inches long. There are several ways dogs can become infected.
 
Dog Hookworm

Hookworms are much smaller than roundworms—less than an inch long—and reside primarily in the small intestine. Because they feed on an animal’s blood, hookworms can cause life-threatening aenemia. Hookworm eggs are passed in the stool and hatch into larvae, and dogs can become infected either through ingestion or skin contact. Please note, hookworms are more common in dogs than cats.
 
Dog Tapeworm

Long and flat, tapeworms are segmented parasites and range from 4 to 28 inches in length. An infestation can cause vomiting or weight loss. Dogs acquire tapeworms by ingesting an intermediate host, like an infected flea or rodent. When dogs are infected, tapeworm segments—actual pieces of the worm that resemble grains of rice—can often be seen on the fur around a dogs hind end.

Lungworm Kits


for Dogs


A kit to collect your pet's poop to send to the lab to check for lung worm eggs

And then you will get results back and our Veterinary Surgeon will recommend treatment or not depending on the results


If you order you will receive a package with the equipment needed to collect a small faeces sample. You send it off the in envelope provided and our Vet gets the results back by email and we will forward it to you with professional recommendations.

In most cases you will find no worms and will not need to do any thing.

Postage and Lab testing included

Dog Lungworm
Unlike intestinal parasites, lungworms reside in the lungs of a dog. Most dogs will not show any signs of having lungworms, but some can develop a cough. Snails and slugs are popular intermediate hosts of this type of parasite, but dogs are usually infected after eating a bird or rodent who has ingested an intermediate host.or drinking from streams or puddles.
 
Lungworm
Our Lungworm faecal sample test is done using a technique called Baermann flotation , which may show larvae of both Angiostrongylus and Crenosoma but bear in mind that larvae may only be present intermittently in the faeces and dogs may show clinical signs such as coughing prior to the larvae being present in the faeces.
The faecal sample is suspended in a solution for 24 hours, Then analysed, Lungworm Faecal tests are not 100% , if you know of Lungworm cases in your area a veterinary blood test is advisable.

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Giardia Cysts

It is not a worm, Bacteria or Virus!! Giardiasis is an intestinal infection in humans and animals, caused by a microscopic protozoan parasite. Statistics say 50% of puppies and younger dogs will suffer from Giardiasis in their lifetime!
Giardia is very difficult to detect in a normal faecal test, Giardia is inconsistent when shedding, from ingestion the Cysts can take 5-12 to show in a canine faecal sample and 5-16 days for a cat so the faecal sample tested may not contain the cyst.


This is why we recommend a Giardia home test between faecal tests.
Giardiasis can cause diarrhoea, in animals and people. But the majority of dogs infected with Giardia do not have diarrhoea, vomiting, or any other signs of illness.
Giardiasis can be transmitted by eating or sniffing the cysts from contaminated ground, grass or by drinking contaminated water.
If an animal is diagnosed it is very dangerous for people suffering from Aids, cancer or undergoing chemotherapy.
If detected a good chlorine bleach dilution should be used and all bedding, toys and bowls washed.

You get a Lateral flow test kit and the buffering solution. You must collect a couple of grams of poo, place on the test kit and wait 10 minutes

Read more on the
Vet site where is a video and full instructions

Then contact us and we will recommend what to do.


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