Get ‘Worm Wise’!

Worming your pet guards against: Tapeworm, Roundworm, Hookworm.

Worm symptoms

Did you know? An infestation of worms in your pet can cause the following symptoms:

  • Weight loss and being visibly underweight
  • Bottom scooting
  • Hunger
  • Flaky skin
  • Dull coat
  • Worms in faeces, vomit, or around the anus
  • Diarrhoea
  • Vomiting
  • Coughing
  • Skin disease
  • Lethargy, weakness, or swelling of the limbs
  • Constipation
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Recurring infections

Treating worms

In the worst circumstances, worms can cause blindness in children or miscarriage in pregnant women.

Our worming tablets are given once every 3 months for adult cats and dogs. This can be done by you at home without having the stress of bringing them to the surgery each time – providing we see your pet every 12 months or so for a health check.

The only worm-type not covered by our worming medication is Lungworm, which needs to be protected against with the use of our recommended flea product. This not only tackles pesky fleas but also protects against this one type of worm.

Roundworms

All pets develop infestations of worms and the most common type found in puppies & kittens is roundworms. They look like pieces of curly spaghetti and can sometimes be seen when the kitten/pup passes faeces. If left untreated, your fur-baby could become emaciated and weak with a pot belly, and we certainly don’t want that!

It is therefore important to please de worm your kitten/pup from 2 weeks of age and to ensure that the mother was also wormed regularly throughout the pregnancy. The mother passes worm infestations on to her babies whilst carrying them in her womb or through her milk.

There are a number of products available to treat roundworms in puppies & kittens but we will always recommend a product prescribed by your vet for complete protection.

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