Worming

As a responsible pet owner it is important for you to worm your pet regularly.

Worming your Puppy/Dog:

  • A new born puppy should be wormed every 2 weeks until they are 12 weeks old
  • Followed by every month until 6 months old
  • Followed by every 3 months during its adult life

Worming your Kitten/Cat:

  • A new born kitten should be wormed every 2 weeks until they are 8 weeks old
  • Followed by every month until 6 months old
  • Followed by every 3 months during its adult life

There are two main types of worms, Tapeworms and Roundworms and both worms are easy to eliminate with suitable medication available from your local vets and pet shops.

Tapeworms can appear like white grains of rice which are joined together to form a tape. These are most commonly found in adult cats/dogs and very rarely in kittens/puppies. Tapeworms are spread through an intermediate host (usually a flea). If your dog/cat has tapeworm you must also treat them for fleas.

Roundworms are the most common worm particularly in puppies/kittens. They appear like elastic bands and can be up to several inches in length. They are occasionally vomited up if they get into the stomach. Roundworms are spread through the environment. Worm infestation may cause weight loss, vomiting, diarrhoea, a swollen abdomen and in extreme cases death.

Please contact your local vet for further information.



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