Lungworm is becoming much more common in 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.
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 program for resistance
- You would like to worm your dog less often but remain protected
- You raw feed your animals
- You live in a lungworm hotspot
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 sample pouches, dispose of the spoon! Repeat for days two and three. Fill out the labels with your details. Put the sample pouches into the freezer bag then into the prepaid post bag.
Try to take the samples Monday to Thursday so the samples are not waiting in the post box for a couple of days.
The results are emailed to you within 5 days of receipt of the sample.
- Full instructions
- Disposable gloves
- Collection spoons
- Sealed sample pouches
- Outer bag
- Freepost envelope
This kit is for 5 x Dogs
The kits have no expiry date. They come with one pre-paid envelope, however, you can send them back separately throughout the year!