Lungworm egg count testing kit
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Product Code:  Lung1
Brand:  Worm Counts for Dogs

Lungworm egg count testing kit

  (13 Reviews)
    • Lungworm is now common in the UK
    • Preventing lungworm is much easier than treating it
    • Early diagnosis is essential
    • Late diagnosis can be fatal
  


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Lungworm is becoming much more common, and is now a risk to dogs across much of the UK. Lungworm can be fatal and is very hard to treat once the symptoms appear. A lungworm screen looks for larvae though you should always be aware of lungworm symptoms; coughing; fast, heavy, noisy breathing; weight loss; unexplained bruising and bleeding; seizure.

Lungworm larvae are invisible to the naked eye. If your dog likes to eat grass, slugs or snails they are at risk of catching lungworm. Dogs who eat a bird or animal who has eaten a snail or slug can also become infected.

How your dog gets lungworm

Your dog swallows the lungworm larvae which then leave the gut and migrate to the lungs via the blood. The larvae hatch into adult lungworms and make their way up through the lungs. If your dog gets to the point where they’re coughing up lungworms they’re in serious trouble. Which is why diagnosis and early treatment are essential.

Do the lungworm test if:

  • Your dog licks or eats grass, slugs or snails
  • Or eats dead animals and birds
  • You don’t worm your pet at all
  • You want to check that your regular worming schedule is providing cover
  • You would like to worm your dog less often but remain protected
  • You raw feed your animals
  • You live in a lungworm hotspot

Benefits of a lungworm test

  • Inexpensively check for lungworm*
  • Especially good if you can’t worm your pet for any reason

This is a three day test requiring three samples in total. Post the samples on day three to make sure they’re as fresh as possible when they arrive at the lab. Open the kit. Take a sample of your dog’s poo from that day using the small spoon provided. Put the sample into one of the the smell proof bags, dispose of the spoon! Repeat for days two and three. Put the smell proof bags into the freezer bag the kit came in.

Fill out your details on the enclosed form and put the lot into the Freepost bag. Post as soon after collecting the last sample 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.

  • Full instructions
  • Disposable gloves
  • Collection spoons
  • Smell proof bags
  • Outer bag
  • Freepost envelope
We also have a worm egg count test kit which covers: Tapeworm, hookworm and whipworm. Buy it here, or buy the two kits together - worms and lungworm - and save yourself £6

Collecting and storing your lungworm samples
It is essential that lungworm screen samples are stored above refrigeration temperature i.e. above 5 degrees Celsius. Please don't store your samples for days 1 and 2 in a fridge or freezer. Somewhere cool is fine, under a plant pot for example, or in the shed, as long as the temperature is over 5 degrees C.

If you worm your dog

Lungworm screens can be done any time from 14 days after worming. We don’t recommend doing a test before 14 days has elapsed as the worming treatment you have used will need those 14 days to work its magic.

If you don’t worm your dog

Do a test any time, especially if you’re concerned lungworm may be present, or you live in, or have visited, a lungworm hotspot.

It is recommended you test for lungworm four times a year.

This test is not intended as a replacement for worming your pet in the first place. It is merely a way of monitoring the worm egg burden of your dog and treating accordingly. Many owners choose to worm their pets while others never do, which is entirely your decision.

Always worm puppies by following a veterinary flea and worming schedule as they will have inherited a parasite burden from their mother, and not to do so can pose a serious health risk to very young animals. If you have any questions do not hesitate in getting in touch.

*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. If you’re worried and if you know of Lungworm cases in your area a veterinary blood test is advisable.

Important note:

This test is not intended as a replacement for worming your pet in the first place, it is merely a way of monitoring the worm egg burden of your dog or cat and treating accordingly. Many owners choose to worm their pets while others never do, and that is of course entirely your decision. However, we strongly recommend that puppies and kittens follow a veterinary flea and worming schedule as they will have inherited a parasite burden from their mother, and not to do so can pose a serious health risk to very young animals. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Industry standard screening methods are employed by the laboratory. Faecal worm egg screens, larvae counts and giardia antigen screening are not, and can never be, a definitive reporting method. Every reasonable effort is made by the laboratory to ensure the accuracy and uniformity of screening methods. The result must be read as a snapshot of the content of the sample at the time it arrives in the laboratory and is only an indication of the worm burden of the animal.

Free delivery

We offer free delivery on all orders on a 2-3 day delivery time to anywhere in the United Kingdom.

Next day delivery

Orders for next day delivery are £5 and must be placed by 1.00pm latest.

Important note if you select Next Day Delivery

Next day deliveries can only be sent out on business days, ie. Monday to Thursday (excluding bank holidays), in order to receive them in 24 hours. Orders need to be placed by 1.00pm to get on the courier for next day delivery. You are welcome to order on Friday, Saturday or Sunday, or public holiday but these cannot be collected by our couriers until the following Monday for delivery on Tuesday (or the day after if it’s a public holiday).

For example: order on a Friday and your parcel will be sent out on Monday for delivery on Tuesday. 

Do you deliver outside the United Kingdom?

Due to the nature of our products and their need to be tested as soon as possible we can only deliver to the United Kingdom.

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Rating:  
Great service
Sunday, 17 October 2021  | 

I have used Wormcount for over a year now and I have nothing but praise for this company. The product has clear instructions and it's so easy to do. The results come back very quickly and they are easy to understand.

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Rating:  
Sample was clear!
Tuesday, 5 September 2017  | 

Dealt with quickly and efficiently and saved my dog having wormer that he didn't need.His sample was clear.I'll certainly use this again.

 

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Rating:  
Easy to use
Tuesday, 5 September 2017  | 

Easy to use and does what it says!

 

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Rating:  
Easy to use
Tuesday, 5 September 2017  | 

Easy to use, simple instructions and no mess. Fast results.

 

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Rating:  
Good product
Tuesday, 5 September 2017  | 

Good and quick response. Found out my dog has hookworm which is being treated.

 

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Rating:  
Wow!
Tuesday, 5 September 2017  | 

Results came through the day after I posted the sample. Wow!

 

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Rating:  
Works
Tuesday, 5 September 2017  | 

Sent samples for a worm count on a Friday and had the email results by Monday! Results were good showing the herbal stuff provided by Worm counts for dogs to be working.

 

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Rating:  
Better than worming
Tuesday, 5 September 2017  | 

Used these before to monitor effectiveness of the VermX, IMO better than routine applicatinon of conventional worm treatments but I'm not a vet.

 

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Fast turnaround
Tuesday, 5 September 2017  | 

Very fast turnaround after sample sent.

 

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Rating:  
Quick Response
Tuesday, 25 July 2017  | 

I was pleased with the quick response and will do the test again once I stop chemical treatment for fleas to check the wormcount.

 

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