Our at-home testing kit is a non-invasive, simple, and quick way to remove the guesswork if your dog has yeast.
Yeast infections/ dermatitis are a common issue in dogs with the main species of yeast that affects dogs being Malassezia which can live happily on a healthy dog.
The dogs immune system will usually keep yeast numbers in check however on occasions other factors such as foods and illness affecting the immune system and hormonal conditions can cause the Malassezia to develop in larger numbers causing an imbalance; leading to an infection.
When this happens some most commons signs of yeast can be,
The test is carried out using swabs with detailed instructions whereby you will swab your dog’s skin and return these swabs for analysis under a microscope by a third-party professional laboratory who will process it.
An email advising if yeast has been identified will be sent to you with 7 days of receiving your sample and your results can be directly sent to your vets by the lab if prior permission is provided in line with GDPR legislation.
Each kit contains: Instruction leaflet. 3x swab, 5x Impression tape (4 for samples plus 1 spare), information form, 2x Eco friendly compostable sample bags and a pre-paid envelope.
Instructions for use:
Swab Sample: 1. Using the swab provided, (the lid pulls off) wipe the cotton swab end around all of the areas of concern. . Once taken, place the swab into the tube and push the lid fully down. 3. Write your dogs’ name on the tube and the date.
Impression Tape: (Your kit contains 4 Tape Impressions plus one spare) 1. Peel back the paper side trying not to touch the sticky side of the tape. 2. On the area of concern, clear as much hair as possible and place the tape on to the area. Rub this with your finger so that it is pressed against the skin. 3. With your finger, rub over the top of the tape to ensure all of the tape touches the area of concern. Do this for each impression. 4. Once done, fold the impression tape in half, so that it sticks to itself. 5. Place your impression samples in to the small zip bag and seal.
Finally: Place your swab sample into the bubble wrap then place this and your Impression samples, and leaflet into the Feclab pre-paid returns envelope and pop it in a standard letter box.
All orders placed before 12:00 Monday – Friday (exc Bank Holidays) will aim to be dispatched the same day.
During busy periods such as sale periods the dispatch time may be slightly delayed.
For UK Mainland Orders 0-2kg we use Royal Mail as our delivery partner.
Delivery Options Available
Standard 2-4 Working Days (Non-Tracked): £3.99
Royal Mail Tracked Service (exp 2-3 days after dispatch): £5.99
RM24 – Royal Mail 24 Hour Tracked: £8.99
Orders over £75 will receive RM 48 hour free-shipping.
All international orders are priced on weight and will be quoted at the checkout.
Royal Mail delivery time scales are guidelines and reasonable endeavors. During peak periods these may experience delays however Royal Mail will not refund shipping costs due to delayed deliveries.
Please note that Nikki’s Nesties products are handmade to order and can take up to 14 days to arrive from point of order and will be sent separately from all other items as part of the same order.
Orders which including items labeled on its description as “temporarily out of stock” or on backorder will be dispatched once all items are back in stock.
Any questions on out of stock items please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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