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The Fecal Worm TEST@HOMESM tests for worms (roundworms, hookworms, whipworms, and coccidia) in dogs, cats, and all other pets. This at home test is a great check up for your pet's health to help determine if you need to see a veterinarian. The At Home Test is an easy, convenient, inexpensive, and very accurate test for worms. We test for parasites in dogs, worms in cats, and worms in all pets.  It is a complete pre-paid test you can do at home "without taking your pet to the veterinarian". Performed in a licensed Veterinary Laboratory. Worms in dogs, worms in cats, and worms in other pets are common and can infect yourself or children, so test all pets.                                                  

The Fecal Worm TEST@HOMESM is convenient and inexpensive; it reduces the cost of treating worms in dogs, cats, rabbits, birds, reptiles, turtles, and other pets by as much as 80%. Everything you need to test for worms in dogs, cats, etc. is included. Just collect 1-2 tsp. of stool sample, place it in a plastic bag, and mail via first class USPO mail to our lab. We process and call, email, or fax results within 24 hours of receipt(M-F). We can help diagnose tapeworm, and treat for tapeworms if you send the tapeworm in a separate sample bag. End canine disease and diseases of other pets or people caused by these common parasites.

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Test at home using the same Vet tests.  Save on the test and on the OTC wormer!

  • A stool test for worms that is an easy and accurate way to diagnose worms in pets so you will know which wormer is the right wormer.
  • Accuracy is guaranteed since the pet worm test is done at our veterinary lab. We use a better concentrating fluid, allow 1-4 hours of flotation (most clinics use 10 minutes), or centrifuge our samples.We process the sample within 24 hours of receipt, then call or provide written results by fax, email, or mail that same day for speedy fecal test results

Use this worm test to KNOW if your pet:
1) Has worms
2) Which worms
3) How severe a worm infestation is present
4) Which wormer to use to deworm your pet (dog, cat, kitten, puppy, bird, reptile, rabbit, turtle, hamster, guinea pig, goat, chicken, duck, camels - that's right, we just tested a herd of camels from Mexico!!). 
Break this common cause of canine disease. Protect your pets health-perform an initial checkup for worms, then perform an annual worm test to have a healthier and happier pet.

Finally, prevent parasitic diseases from worms in people. Worms in children and adults are commonly diagnosed. The CDC states that more that 10,000 (and up to 1 million) people get worms each year causing multiple severe and deadly zoonotic diseases.

Syptoms of disease in dogs or cats caused by worms in dogs or worms in cats are: diarrhea, stool problems, loose stool, weight loss.  All puppies, kittens, dogs, cats, rabbits, can get these parasites but it is most common in younger pets, especially from kennels with large numbers of pets housed together.

The Test@HOMESM kits are a great way to Check Up on the health of your pet in between visits to your veterinarian. Most vets would agree the Home Test for feline and canine diseases is helpful in keeping your dog, cat or horse in good health. It is peace of mind knowing your pet does not have hearworm, lymes, elisa, feline leukemia, or worms/parasites.


Did You Know...

Worms in children and adults are commonly diagnosed. The CDC states that more that 10,000 (and up to 1 million) people get worms each year, which can cause multiple severe and deadly zoonotic diseases. Now you can help prevent parasitic diseases from worms in people. Test all your pets, especially the small pets that kids touch all of the time(cats, rabbits, turtles, reptiles, birds, pocket pets).


Q + A        and          Testimonials

Why test your pets or horse for worms?

Is this test accurate?

How long does it take?

How old can the sample be?

Why use our test?

I sent you worms in a plastic bag but still got negative results?

What do I do if my pet has worms?

My veterinarian says that I need a to use a fresh stool sample?

How do you diagnose Giardia?

Do you test for Giardia?

When Do We Test for Giardia?

What animals do we test for worms?

Why did my sample produce negative results but weeks later was positive for worms?

What are the advantages of this test?

I saw a worm in the sample but you reported the results as negative. How can that be?

What do Tapeworms look like?

How did my pet get tapeworms?

Can worms be a problem for pet owners?

Can worms be a problem for me or my family members?

How do I get rid of Tapeworms?

Why should I test my cat, dog or small pocket pet for fecal worms?

Why test your pets or horse for worms? When you use a wormer you never know what worm you have or if you got rid of them. Pets have seven types of worms. You can only see two types of those worms. Worms can infest your pet, your child, or yourself. The only way you can know is to test the stool. Most pets have worms and should be checked yearly. They acquire worms after walking on soil or grass, then lick their feet ingesting worm eggs. This can occur anywhere, at any time, since stray dogs, cats, rabbits, or wild birds, etc. are everywhere and most times do have worms. You have no way to prevent the exposures your pets have each day.

What pets should be tested? Do you test all these pets?

Since any pet can harbor worms and since many of these worms can infest your pet, your child, or yourself, you should test them all. The only way you can know is to test the stool. You can not visually see most worms that pets harbor. Most pets have worms and should be checked yearly. They acquire worms after walking on soil or grass, then lick their feet ingesting worm eggs. This can occur anywhere, at any time, since stray dogs, cats, rabbits, or wild birds, etc. are everywhere and most times do have worms. You have no way to prevent the exposures your pets have each day. We test all pets including dogs, cats, rabbits, birds, reptiles, turtles, pigs, chickens, sheep, goats, etc. Every pet except a fish!!

People frequently get worms from their pets so test your pet now, especially if you are pregnant!

Is this test accurate? This fecal test is as accurate as most veterinary hospitals, since we use a much more effective concentrating fluid than most animal hospitals and allow 1-4 hours of time to concentrate or centrifuge.

How long does it take? We process the test within 24 hours of receipt, and call you with the results. We mail or email the written report within 7 days (if needed). It is best to send the samples on Sunday or Monday, incase the USPO delays the shipment.

How old can the sample be? It is better to send a fresh sample, but the sample can be as old as 7 days when we process it to get reliable results. Your veterinarian and I need fresh samples only if we are checking for protozoan(Giardia) parasites. It is extremely difficult and rare that we can diagnose giardia on a normal fecal sample, so reading a 5-7 day old sample produces the same results as your Vet would produce, in fact since we centrifuge the samples or let them concentrate 1-4 hours our results are at least 50% more reliable.

Why use our test? It is the ULTIMATE IN CONVENIENCE and is SIMPLE, EASY, AND AFFORDABLE.

This is a prepaid fecal(stool) worm test that the pet owner uses to check for the 4-6 parasites found in the stool, some of which are diseases in people as well. We help pet owners know: 1) if your pet has worms, 2) what specific dewormers to buy, and 3) whether the dewormers worked (pet owners retest 2 weeks after deworming and then 1 mo. later). Our lab can assure you that your pet is free of worms. All pets can safely be dewormed with OTC dewormers if you know what to use and we help you to know. You just take our written lab report to the store and look for the one that treats your pets type of worms.

I sent you worms in a plastic bag but still got negative results? Most likely the worms you put in the bag disintegrated in the bag - if there is too much water(you only need 2-3 drops of water and 2-3 drops of alcohol) or the worms are tapeworms. Nearly all of the worms that you can see in the samples of any pet are either roundworms(which are round) or tapeworms( which are flat). Roundworms rarely disintegrate, so the probability of what you mailed to use being tapeworms is 98-99%. If you like you can send us another sample of the worm, enclosed in two tightly sealed bags-add 3 drops of alcohol and 3 drops of water to the worm to prevent drying and disintegration. Please include a check for $12 or your credit card data to charge your card for $12. We do the best we can with the samples provided. These issues are common in our veterinary hospital even with the freshest of samples. Please indicate in your letter and on the bag why you are sending the sample plus include this letter. We do our best to solve your pets problems.

Tapeworms are most commonly diagnosed by observation of small rice like (golden yellow) segments on the hairs by the anus, when dried, or as white to beige flat tape-like worm segments when not dried. They do not routinely show up under the microscope. 98% of the time they can only be diagnosed only by seeing them grossly (with your eye) in the stool or attached to the hair. Roundworms are white to beige and usually coil up in a circle. They look like spaghetti, but are thinner. They do not disintegrate in the bag. In older animals and especially young animals, round worms may not be detected via the fecal test when the round worms have not reached sexual maturity and are not yet producing roundworm eggs. In many cases especially cats, there may only be several worms in the gut and not enough to produce eggs at all times, or they may be all of one sex and so do not produce eggs; so the sample can not render a positive result, even though that pet has worms. The final cause of seeing a worm in samples, yet producing a negative result (especially if the sample has been picked up from the soil/grass when it is warm outside) is the presence of maggots(produced from fly eggs) or various soil parasites which are not from the dog but crawl on to the stool sample. If you still are concerned of the results, purchase another test, collect a teaspoon of sample from 3-5 samples over 1-2 days and place them in on double bagged container. Then place all contents plus the sample in our clamshell. Keep the samples refrigerated until you have collected all and are ready to send to us. Send on a Sunday thru Tuesday directly to our Veterinary hospital at: Perfect pet Products,LLC 2544 Austin Trail St Joseph, MI 49085.

What do I do if my pet has worms? We tell you which worms your pet has. The staff of the catalog companies or store can help you decide which OTC dewormers to purchase and what steps to take in your house or yard to prevent re-infestation. SAVE at least 50% on dewormers from the store, but more importantly, finally rid your pet and your yard/home of worms. More than 90% of the pets with worms can be treated with OTC dewormers.

My veterinarian says that I need a to use a fresh stool sample?

A. Veterinarians routinely test samples that haven’t been frozen or refrigerated and are one to three days old. We also many times send samples without freezing or refrigerating to outside labs, that are 1-4 days old before they are processed. However, many times veterinarians suggest fresh samples because:

1. It is mechanically easier and less time consuming to dissolve the feces when fresh.

2. This is what has been passed down to us by older veterinarians(without any research or factual basis) for decades and it is what we “have been taught”.

3. If your veterinarian suspects a protozoan disease such as Giardia, they can check for it better on a fresh sample. However, it is this is very unreliable since it is very difficult to see Giardia on this type of tests, and only rarely is it found this way. All veterinarians now use a special Idexx antigen-antibody test for Giardia which we also offer. See below.

B. To check for worms (roundworms, hookworms, whipworms, and coccidia), the stool need not be fresh within 24 hours, but can be 3-5 days old and still be just as diagnostic. In fact the eggs will either be present or (if on hot days) hatched and appear as little worms (larvae) which are easier to see that the egg. If the stool is greater than 5 days, we usually will see 10-20% larvae and 80-90% eggs, so we can still easily diagnose the problem.

How do you diagnose Giardia? Giardia is very difficult to diagnose with a microscope, so the fecal smear that is rarely performed any more is unreliable. As a result Idexx has developed an antibody–antigen test, that is reliable, to detect Giardia. The test needs to be performed on a fresh sample or one that has been frozen (refrigerated) and shipped overnight. This test is reliable, but still not 100% accurate.

Do you test for Giardia? Yes, we test for Giardia, but you must call in advance, mail it on specific days, and follow our mailing instructions. We offer this service to all pet owners, humane or rescue groups, pet stores, breeders, etc. and have special volume discounts.

When Do We Test for Giardia? Test all puppies, adults, and pets that have diarrhea ASAP. Most veterinarians will treat puppies if positive, or if any pet has clinical signs. Test prior to breeding, buying, or selling dogs.

What animals do we test for worms?

We test all species of pet or livestock (except for fish). Animals include: dogs, cats, horses, reptiles, birds, rabbits, goats, sheep, cattle, etc.

Why did my sample produce negative results but weeks later was positive for worms? In many cases especially cats, there may only be several worms in the gut and not enough to produce eggs at all times, or they may be all of one sex and so do not produce eggs; so the sample can not render a positive result, even though that pet has worms.

What are the advantages of this test?

1. CONVENIENCE. You save time.

2. SAVE UP TO 50% ON DEWORMERS. You will be able to buy most dewormers at the store, or by catalog, and save at least 50%. You will know which specific dewormers to buy.

3. SAVE 10-25% on the cost of a fecal exam and in many cases $40-65 on an exam. 4. ACCURATE RESULTS - From a veterinary lab. We allow the sample to concentrate at least 4 hours. In addition, we centrifuge any samples that are questionable.

5. FINALLY, YOU WILL REALIZE WHICH DEWORMER TO BUY.

We make it easy for you to buy the right wormer. You can use the correct wormer and then recheck to be sure that your pet is free of worms, all without leaving your home

I saw a worm in the sample but you reported the results as negative. How can that be? Most likely the worms you put in the bag disintegrated in the bag - if there is too much water. (You only need 2-4 drops of water). However, roundworms rarely disintegrate, so the probability of it being tapeworms is 95-99%. If you like you can send us another sample of the worm, enclosed in two tightly sealed bags-add 2 drops of alcohol and 2 drops of water to the worm to prevent drying and disintegration. Please include a check for $12 or your credit card data to charge you card for $12. We do the best we can with the samples provided. These issues are common in all veterinary hospitals, even with the freshest of samples.

Tapeworms and round worms are the only worms visible to the eye that are parasites to you or your pet. Tapeworms are most commonly diagnosed by observation of small rice like (golden yellow) segments on the hairs by the anus, when dried, or as white to beige flat tape like worm segments when not dried. They do not routinely show up under the microscope. 98% of the time they can only be diagnosed by seeing them grossly (with you eye) in the stool or attached to the hair.

Roundworms are white to beige and usually coil up in a circle. They look like spaghetti, but are thinner. In older animals and especially young animals, round worms may not be detected via the fecal test when the round worms have not reached sexual maturity and are not yet producing roundworm eggs.

In many cases, especially cats, there may only be several worms in the gut and not enough to produce eggs at all times, or they may be all one sex and so do not produce eggs; so the sample can not render a positive result, even though that pet has worms.

The final cause of seeing a worm in samples, yet producing a negative result, especially if it has been picked up from the soil/grass, especially when it is warm outside, is the presence of maggots (produced from fly eggs) or various soil parasites which are not from the dog but crawl on to the stool sample.

If you still are concerned of the results, purchase another test, collect a teaspoon of sample from 3-5 samples over 1-2 days and place them in on double bagged container, then place all contents plus the sample, in our clamshell. Keep the samples refrigerated until you are ready to send all samples to us. Send on a Sunday thru Tuesday directly to our Veterinary hospital at: Perfect pet productsts,LLC 2544 Austin Trail St. Joseph, MI 49085

What do Tapeworms look like? Tapeworms and round worms are the only worms visible to the eye that are parasites to you or your pet. Tapeworms are most commonly diagnosed by observation of small rice like (golden yellow) segments on the hairs by the anus, when dried, or as white to beige flat tape like worm segments when not dried. The eggs that we need to diagnose the presence of worms are not produced and therefore do not routinely show up under the microscope.

How did my pet/horse/ or other animal get tapeworms? Tapeworms are spread by infestation of fleas and ingestion of flea eggs when licking, biting, or chewing at themselves, or ingestion of small animals such as rabbits. Animals continue to re-infest themselves every 6-12 weeks unless you rid it of the tapeworms, and eliminate the source.

Can worms be a problem for pet owners? Absolutely, which is why everyone should check their pets at least 1-2 times per year, EVEN if they live inside, since you can track the worm eggs in on your shoes. The more your pet is outside the more often you should test the stool sample. Also, if you have children, immune compromised individuals, or seniors in your household you should test more often (every 2-4 months).

Can worms be a problem for me or my family members?

A. Recommendations of the Companion Animal Parasite Council(the leading source of information to veterinarians in America state:

"Ascarids, hookworms, and whipworms are the most common intestinal nematodes in companion animals. Ascarids(roundworms) and hookworms are a significant cause of zoonotic disease. Several tapeworms of dogs and cats can also cause zoonotic infections. Environmental transmission stages(contact with other animals stool/feces) are a source of infection for pets and humans."

How do I get rid of Tapeworms? Tapeworms will continue to re-infest your pet unless you get rid of the source by treating ALL of your pets for fleas or keep them from hunting outside, especially for rabbits. To treat the tape worms you should contact the company that you bought the test kit from or buy over the counter de-wormers for tapeworms sold at most pet/farm supply stores or call your veterinarian and ask for a tapeworm product. (Most veterinarians will prescribe a product with out an exam). You should always first check the fecal sample for which worms your pet has then deworm for the correct type of worm.

How often should pet owners check the stool samples of their pets?

A. Recommendations of the Companion Animal Parasite Council(the leading source of information to veterinarians in America state that appropriately conducted fecal examinations should be performed:

-Two to four times during the first year of life (may be associated with vaccine schedule); and

-One to two times per year in adult pets, depending on patient health and lifestyle factors.

-Puppies an kittens require more frequent anthelmintic administration than adult dogs and cats, because: 1) they often are serially re-infected via nursing and from the environment, and 2) they often harbor parasite larvae in migration that later mature and commence egg laying.

-Intestinal parasite infections in puppies and kittens may cause serious illness or even death before a diagnosis is possible so check their stool(feces) as soon as possible by fecal examination.

Why should I test my cat, dog or small pocket pet for fecal worms? Nearly all puppies and kittens have worms. At least 20% of adult dogs have worms. The most common worms (hookworms and roundworms) are contagious to people, especially children. In some countries 80% of the people have worms. Pregnant women and mothers should be especially careful with their pets stool. There are 7 common worms of animals. Only 2 of them are visible to the human eye. The most serious worms are invisible to your eye. Use this at home worm test for the following reasons:

1. SAVE 20-50% on our stool test.

2. Save 50% or more on dewormers.

3. Extremely accurate test results!

4. Convenient, just mail to our laboratory.

5. Receive written results-you will know which OTC dewormers to use-save on dewormers!

6. Many worms of pets infect humans. If you have children, test each of your pets.


Testimonials

Perfect Pet Products staff,

 I took your report on the worm test to the farm store and got a wormer for all of my dogs. This saved me at least $10.00/dog. After I wormed them I retested and all were negative. I promise you I will retest all of my dogs for worms twice a year and for heartworm once a year using your tests

Russ W.

P.S. Please feel free to use any of the above to promote your service.


Dr. Hadaway and Perfect Pet Products staff, I am writing to tell you how much I appreciate the service that you provide, almost as much as I appreciate the time and money that I saved.  It is nice to know that I can now more easily afford all of the tests that my pets need. Since I live in Michigan I know that my pets are exposed to a lot of bugs and other diseases that they carry. You have helped me provide a higher quality care for my pets.  I used your test for worms and was very happy with your speedy results.

Thank you, Mike Z.


Perfect Pet Products staff,

      Thank-you for taking the time to respond. As far as fecal and parasites are concerned, parasites will not disappear from the fecal material over time. We have kept fecal material refrigerated for months and still get the same results on a fecal flotation examination. Fecal material that is not refrigerated is also fine for a week or so, but in hot and humid weather Strongyle type eggs will larvae fairly quickly, although the larvae can still be seen in the fecal examination. The only other issue with storing fecal material for long periods of time would be the growth of molds and fungi, this will not interfere with a fecal exam either.

     One thing to note that might be a problem is if the fecal material becomes desiccated. This may actually destroy some parasite eggs. Hope this helps. Please let me know if there is anything else you need.

Ruth A. Vrable

Michigan State University

Diagnostic Center for Population and Animal Health


Perfect Pet Products staff,

I appreciate the money I saved on the worm test as well as the heartworm and lymes disease tests. The samples were easier to collect than I thought when we did our usual nail trim. Your staff called me in 2 days with the results. I was relieved that everything was negative especially the Lyme test since I know of pets and people who have had Lyme disease.

Regards, Michelle H. MI

Perfect Pet Products staff,

I just wanted to write and thank you for the wonderful products and service you provide. My family and I have two dogs, both mixed breeds that we got from the local animal shelter. We love and enjoy our pets very much, but found that taking them both in for medication and heartworm check-ups became costly. Your service is perfect because we (my neighbor works at a Vet. hospital) were able to get a blood sample easily and mail it in. I would recommend PPP products and services to anyone. I realize it is always wise to go to the vet if you think your pet is ill, but for the routine tests this service was great for me. Thanks again for helping me keep my dogs healthy and happy.

Sincerely, Jennifer Y.

Perfect Pet Products staff,

     My 5 dogs and I live in southern Ill. where there is no vet real close. All my dogs had diarrhea for months. When one of them started to have blood, I ordered your worm test. Your test showed roundworms and hookworms. I was able to get the right wormers at the store. I thought they were all going to die, but now they are better than ever.

      I don't have a lot of money so I really could not take them to a vet. I retested 1 month later and they were all back to normal. I will test all my dogs at least once every 6 months or if they show any signs before that. I know I should test for heartworm and I will when I get enough money.

Thanks again, R. from Illinois

Steve:

I hope all is well with you. Dr. Schantz referred your question to me. Regarding your question of samples that are 2-5 days old. I recommend that pet owners either place samples in the refrigerator (many will not do that) or put them in a tightly capped container(or bag) that excludes air. Samples should be stored in a cool, dry location, out of direct sunlight(until they are mailed). If stored in this way, most stages will not develop to the point where identification is hindered. The problem with egg embryonation is that hookworm larvae will hatch from eggs. This is not problematic if you can identify hookworm larvae (many can't). It then requires that you differentiate these larvae from other parasites (i.e. Strongyloides, Aelurostrongylus, Filaroides, Angiostrongylus etc.). I am presuming that you mean a sugar solution of 1.20 (instead of 1.020). If you do mean 1.20, the answer is yes. However, we recommend that fecal flotation solution be tested regularly with a hydrometer (obtainable from Fisher Scientific 800-766-7000 [catalogue no. 11-542B) to assure that the specific gravity remains at that level. Accuracy is the same for equine strongyles if the specific gravity is maintained. Many equine veterinarians do not conduct routine fecal examination because horse's are usually on well-defined interval deworming programs. However, I agree that periodic fecal examination can be very helpful in detecting possible small strongyle resistance and also in detecting parasites not removed by broad spectrum dewormers. Hope to see you soon.

Byron Blagburn

Professor Parasitology-Vet Med

Auburn University

Dr. Hadaway,

     Got a couple of e-mails today concerning some questions you have about fecal analysis. I've been doing the diagnostics here at the U of Minnesota vet school for about 30 years and have a few opinions about fecal flotation's (ancient they may be).I always suggest getting the freshest possible samples to avoid the problems of environmental contamination with free-living rhabditiform nematodes, fly larvae, etc. Differentiating larvae of Strongyloides, hookworm, and free-living nematodes is always a challenge which generally can be avoided by testing only fresh feces.  Ascarids, whipworm and coccidia are very resistant and can be identified easily in old feces.  Giardia can be reliably diagnosed using centrifugal flotation with ZnSO4 (1.18 sp. gr.). In reality, I see very few larval nematodes in small animals. My feeling is that you can do a reasonably good job using sugar flotation on three day old feces. Rounds, whips, and coccidia will be there and be identifiable. If you do see larval nematodes, do a retest on fresh feces.

      I personally think running fecal on horses is good preventative medicine. I don't know why they are not run on more horses. We are starting to see Ivermectin resistance in sheep, who knows if or when we'll start seeing it in horses. Hopefully this will answer some of your questions.  Feel free to write or call if you have more concerns.

Gary Averbeck

University Of Minnesota      

 612 625 7048


Ruth,

Thank you very much for your letter. I am especially impressed by the rapid response, but more impressively by the fact that you took the initiative to write this letter, without a request from me for the letter.

I do not want to take advantage of your thoughtfulness or time, however, we also discussed how fresh a fecal (stool) sample can be and still produce reliable results. Would you mind sending me a short letter explaining that the sample from pets or horses can be a week old and still produce reliable results.

Thank you very much. Best Regards, Dr. Steven Hadaway