Faecal Egg Counts for Cats & Dogs  

 Cats and Dogs Worming Routine

The accepted or standard practice for routine flea and worm treatment is the use of a drug every month and 3 months respectively. This is carried out with little to no knowledge of any infection of these parasites. MIC offer an alternative treatment method, where we use our philosophy of TEST – Identify – Treat, to provide a more cost effective and sustainable treatment of worms within cats and dogs.

Small animal worms do not have the genetics to become resistant to the wormers we use. This means we can continue to worm our animals without the worry of future issues. However, many owners are keen to reduce the amount of potentially unnecessary drugs administered to their pets to become more sustainable, and to limit to risk of any side effects being suffered.

A simple faecal egg count often shows that there are no worms present so any wormers used would be for no benefit. Many pets in the UK live very different lifestyles. Small dogs who enjoy running around their own private garden and rarely go out and play in parks and areas with lots of other dogs walk, will unlikely be re-infected with worms, so will not require worming for a longer period. On the other hand, working dogs, and pets who board in kennels and often meet new dogs will be at a much higher risk to bee re-infected with a worm infection.

Have a pet who is not keen on taking their pills? Our Faecal Egg Counts are the tool for you! Our tests are carried out without the need to touch the animal in question, ensuring that your pets have no undue stress put upon them an also keep you safe from bites and scratches.  This could be an alternative to the 3 monthly fight to force a pill into your beloved pet.

Worming your Cats 

Our feline friends can get worms too! A FEC every 3 months, will ensure that you only need to buy wormers when it is necessary to do so. Remember, it is also important to maintain flea protection also as fleas and ticks and increase the spread of worms!