Worm Count Kit

Whether you worm conventionally, naturally, or not at all it’s a good idea to regularly test the worm burden of your dog to make sure they’re getting the protection they need and staying as healthy as possible.

 

Worm eggs and larvae are invisible to the naked eye. They're found outside in water bowls, on toys, clinging to blades of grass, on snails and their trails, in dog poo, and dead animals.

 

Your dog swallows the worm eggs, they hatch in the intestine and the baby worms attach themselves to the lining of your dog’s gut. They then proceed to release millions of eggs which your dog passes out in their poo and the cycle continues. So if your dogs tests positive for eggs, they’ve definitely got worms.

 

Our simple worm egg test will tell you if:

  • Your dog has worms
  • If your current wormer is working
  • If you need to worm your dog or not

 

Do a worm count test if:

  • You raw feed
  • Your dog is prone to fleas (immature fleas carry tapeworm)
  • You don’t want to worm unnecessarily
  • To make sure the wormer you’re using is working
  • You want to worm less often but remain protected
  • Your dog is a scavenger or a grass eater.
  • You can’t worm your dog for health reasons
  • You want to test for lungworm (a separate test - kit 2)

What each kit tests for:

Toxocara, tapeworm, whipworm, hookworm and giardia

 

How it works:

Open the kit. Take a sample of your dog’s poo from that day using the small spoon provided. Put the sample into the smell proof bag, dispose of the spoon! Put the smell proof bag into the freezer bag the kit comes in. Fill out your details on the enclosed form and put the lot into the Freepost bag. Post as soon after collecting it as possible. Try to take the sample on Sunday to Thursday so the sample isn’t sitting in the post box for a couple of days.

 

The sample goes directly to the lab for testing. The results are emailed to you within 24/48 hours of receipt.

 

What’s in the kit:

  • Full instructions
  • Disposable gloves
  • Collection spoon(s)
  • Smell proof bag(s)
  • Outer bag
  • Freepost envelope

Worm Count Kit

£16.00 Regular Price
£15.00Sale Price