• Lungworm Kit

Lungworm Kit

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Lungworm Kit

 

 

WHY IT IS IMPORTANT TO SCREEN YOUR PET REGULARLY?

 

1. PARASITIC WORMS ARE A HEALTH THREAT TO PEOPLE AND PETS

Dog and cat worms can CAUSE SERIOUS DISEASES IN HUMANS, including: 

  • blindness
  • intestinal disturbances
  • seizures
  • skin rashes

CHILDREN ARE PARTICULARLY AT RISK of developing health problems as a result of swallowing worm egg or larvae found in soil and the environment (inside and outside the home).

Worms in pets can cause: 

  • diarrhoea
  • digestive disturbances, bloating and wind
  • coughing / severe lung disease
  • weight loss, poor condition, anaemia and IBD (Inflammatory Bowel Disease)

PUPPIES and KITTENS are commonly affected because many are infected with worms in the womb and shortly after being born.

NOTE: Pets can be infected with worms and not show any signs - particularly in the early stages. Screening helps to prevent significant and sometimes serious damage to the body occurring, as a result of these parasites going undetected for any period of time.

 

2. TO AVOID UNNECESSARY TOXIC CHEMICALS

Worming products contain chemicals designed to kill parasites, which can cause adverse reactions in sensitive pets.

This can include ill-effects on the liver, kidneys, bowels, gut flora, nerves and immune system - which is why they are best avoided if possible.

Screening is the answer - because there’s no need to worm if none are present. 

 

3. TO CHECK WORM CONTROL MEASURES ARE WORKING

Worming regularly is no guarantee that your dog or cat is clear because the worms present may be immune to the products used. Also, many worms are invisible to the naked eye - which means they are not seen even though they are there.

The ONLY way to be sure that your pet is worm free, and the control measures in place are working is to SCREEN REGULARLY (adults every 3 - 4 months, kitten and puppies every 3 - 4 weeks).

 

4. TO HELP STOP THE SPREAD OF DISEASE

Some worms can produce 100,000 eggs per day! Each of these can potentially affect a child, adult or other pet.

Screening for worms, along with normal hygiene precautions and the responsible collection and disposal of stools, helps to prevent the spread of disease and keep our environment safe.

 

Worms detected

 

 

  • Angiostrongylus vasorum (lungworm / heartworm - dog)
  • Oslerus osleri (lungworm - dog)
  • Capillaria aerophila (lungworm - cat)
  • Aelurostrongylus abstrusus (lungworm - cat)

 

How do pets pick up these worms?

By:

  • eating slugs, snails, rodents, frogs, birds and other intermediate hosts / carriers)
  • drinking water, eating grass, chewing on toys etc. contaminated with slug and snail slime
  • sniffing, licking or eating another dog's or cat's stool
  • coming into contact with fox poo

 

What does our Lungworm Kit include?

  • full instructions
  • stool sample pot
  • postage paid mailing box to the laboratory 
  • screening for LIVE LUNGWORM LARVAE
  • the emailing of results 
  • FREE general veterinary advice if any of the results are positive

 

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