Worming Your Pet
The best approach to worm control is prevention rather than cure – bythe time you see evidence of worms there will be a heavy infection present and your pets health may have already begun to suffer.
Some worms, roundworms in particular, can cause disease in humans, and although this is rare, ensuring that your pet is free of worms is an easy and effective way of keeping risk to the absolute minimum.
Worming Your Dog
Worming Adult Dogs
Because it is so easy for dogs to become reinfected with worms after treatment, regular dosing with a suitable wormer is essential to keep them free from worms. We recommend worming every three months, using either tablets or drop-on preparations. The most suitable regime for your dog will depend on its age and lifestyle, we are happy to help you choose the correct product for your pet.
The most common and important roundworm found in puppies is Toxacara Canis and virtually all puppies are infected at the time of birth and further infection occurs while they are suckling. To prevent heavy infections which can lead to illness and death, we recommend worming puppies every 2 weeks from 2-12 weeks of age. It is important to use an effective wormer that is suitable for young animals – we are happy to advise you about the best one for your situation.
Worming Your Cat
Worming Adult Cats
Because cats can pick up roundworms and tapeworms from the environment, from hunting or as a result of having fleas regular treatment is necessary to keep them free of infection.
We recommend that cats are wormed every three months. We stock worm tablets and drop-on worming preparations and will be happy to advise on which product is best suited to your cat.
Kittens are infected with roundworms by their mother’s milk and thus should be wormed regularly from a very early age. We recommend dosing every 2 weeks from 2 weeks old to 12 weeks old. Kittens do not need tapeworm medication.