Feclab Worm Count Test Kits

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Worm Count Kits for Dogs by our Laboratory Partner - Feclab.  Choose between Worm Count, Lung Worm Count or our Combo Worm & Lung Worm Count Tests.  Eliminating the need for regular worming tablets, our worm count kits give you a clear picture of what is going on inside your dog's intestines without blindly giving them worming tablets 'just in case'.  Our Worm Count & Combo kits also test for Giardia.

All subscription plans are subject to our standard delivery charges.

For more information about:

  • Giardia in dogs- click here.
  • Lung worm in dogs- click here.
  • Feclab wormcount for dogs- click here.

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Save 15% off Furry Treats with every Wormcount purchased

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  • Suitable from 12 weeks+
  • Chew rating 2: Requires some effort
  • Contains Fur
  • Supports Natural Worming
  • EU sourced

Furry Rabbit Ears natural treats for dogs are the ultimate low fat, healthy treats that large and small dogs love to gnaw on. Offered once or twice a week to your dog, Furry Rabbit Ears will help stay on top of intestinal worm problems. We recommend combining these natural dog treats with our Worm Count Kit every 6-12 months to monitor for worms.

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  • Suitable from 16 weeks+
  • Chew rating 3: Super Tough Chew!
  • Contains Fur
  • Supports Natural Worming
  • EU sourced

Our large Buffalo Ears with the fur on are the best natural dog chews that help maintain good oral health. With the fur left on these natural alternatives to dental sticks also act as a natural wormer for dogs by cleaning the digestive system as the fur passes through it.

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  • Suitable from 16 weeks+
  • Chew rating 2: Requires some effort
  • Contains Fur
  • Supports Natural Worming
  • EU sourced

Our Furry Chew pack is filled with fur covered, healthy treats for those looking for a natural worming solution (or for dogs that just prefer their treats furry!).  Fur acts as a natural wormer and helps eliminate the need for regular worming tablets.  We recommend testing your dog's poop for worms every 6-12 months if you are going down the natural route using our Wormcount Test.

Description

WORM COUNT KIT (& COMBO KIT)

Worms & Eggs Tested For:
Toxocara canis (Ascarid)
Toxascaris leonina (Ascarid)
Uncinaria stenocephala (Hookworm) 
Ancylostoma caninum (Hookworm)
Trichuris vulpis (Whipworm)
Spirocerca lupi (Oesophageal worm)
Dipylidium caninum (Tapeworm)
Taenia pisiformis (Tapeworm)
Echinococcus granulosus (Tapeworm)
Echinococcus multiocularis (Tapeworm) 
Mesocestoides (Tapeworm)
Cystoisospora (Coccidia) 
Giardia

How does a worm count work? Faecal Egg Count (FEC) is a method of determining how many internal parasite Eggs are present in a particular poo sample. It may also be possible to determine the different types of worms or other parasites present. The information on both the number and type of parasites can be used to determine whether or not a worming treatment is required - often owners follow a monthly worming programme that is both costly and unnecessary for their dogs (would you treat your child for head-lice 'just in case' they had them or would you check first?) If an animal has internal parasites the eggs produced by the adult parasites are often passed out in the poo. If eggs are found in a fresh poo sample it shows that worms are present in the animal. The number of eggs found can provide a useful indication of the level of parasite infection, so a high egg count would suggest a high level of adult parasites in the animal. FEC is an extremely valuable tool to monitor parasite levels for individuals and groups of animals. Feclab test Dog's (and Cat's) poo for Tapeworm, Hookworm, and Threadworm (bear in mind these can be passed to humans too). The test kit makes it easy and safe to collect a sample. How much is your peace of mind worth?

What FecLab do with your sample A measured amount of the poo sample is added to a measured amount of a solution (a flotation fluid) that allows the parasite eggs to float to the surface. The mix needs to be carefully measured so the results can be translated into a final ‘eggs per gram’ (or epg). The poo and the solution are mixed well and then strained through a sieve or cheesecloth to get rid of as much debris as possible The filtered solution is then stirred again and a small sample drawn off with a syringe or pipette for examination right away (eggs will start to float to the top as soon as the mix is left undisturbed).

The sample is place into a counting slide which normally has two chambers, each with a grid etched onto the top surface. One chamber is filled, the solution is stirred again and then the second chamber is filled. The sample is then allowed to stand for a short while allowing the eggs to float to the surface where it is easier to see them under a microscope. Eggs that can be seen under the etched grid are then counted and identified, as necessary. The Quantities of poo and flotation fluid that are mixed together determine the multiplication factor that is applied to the egg count result to give a final ‘eggs per gram’.

You will receive your results within 5 working days of receipt by email. Feclab always test samples twice to give a professional accurate result.

How to take a sample 

Your kit will include: A resealable outer bag, gloves, spoon, odour proof sample bag, form, Freepost envelope

1) Place your sample of poo into the odour proof sample bag using the gloves and spoon provided.  Seal it, then place into the outer resealable bag.

2) Fill in the form with all of your details

3) Pop the form and sample into the freepost envelope and put it into any letterbox 

4) Your results will arrive by email within 5 working days of it being received at the lab 


LUNG WORM COUNT (& COMBO KIT)

Worms & Eggs tested for:
Angiostrongylus & Crenosoma (Lung worm)

How does a Lung Worm Count work and how is it different to a standard Worm Egg Count? Faecal Egg Count (FEC) is a method of determining how many internal parasite Eggs are present in a particular poo sample. It may also be possible to determine the different types of worms or other parasites present. The information on both the number and type of parasites can be used to determine whether or not a worming treatment is required - often owners follow a monthly worming programme that is both costly and unnecessary for their dogs (would you treat your child for head-lice 'just in case' they had them or would you check first?) If an animal has internal parasites the eggs produced by the adult parasites are often passed out in the poo. If eggs are found in a fresh poo sample it shows that worms are present in the animal. The number of eggs found can provide a useful indication of the level of parasite infection, so a high egg count would suggest a high level of adult parasites in the animal. FEC is an extremely valuable tool to monitor parasite levels for individuals and groups of animals.

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.

What FecLab do with your sample

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.

You will receive your results within 48-72 hours of receipt by email. Feclab always test samples twice to give a professional accurate result.

How to take a sample 

Your kit will include: A resealable outer bag, gloves, spoons, 3 x odour proof sample bags, form, Freepost envelope

1) Place THREE DIFFERENT poo samples (from different times of the day) into the odour proof sample bags using the gloves and spoon provided.  Seal them, then place into the outer resealable bag. 

2) Fill in the form with all of your details

3) Pop the form and sample into the freepost envelope and put it into any letterbox 

4) Your results will arrive by email within 5 working days of it being received at the lab

Specification

Test Type
Worm Count Test, Lung Worm Test, Combo Worm & Lung Worm Test,

Customer reviews

5 / 5
2 reviews for Feclab Worm Count Test Kits
Reviews.co.uk customer reviews
Paula Codling
14/04/2022
Cheaper than going to the vet. No pumping unnecessary chemicals into pets. Easy to use. Fast results and a little bag of treats with each purchase that my dogs love!
Rated 5 out of 5
Anonymous
13/04/2022
Even though it is very expensive compared to buying a worming tablet it is so much better than worming your dog unnecessarily. Instructions are very clear and a very straight forward process. I’m so glad that I found out about this way of testing for worms. Results are returned extremely quickly.
Rated 5 out of 5