The best way to treat your dog for worms

Remember – just because you don’t see any worms doesn’t necessarily mean your pet is worm free!

ADULT DOGS

All adult dogs should be treated against roundworm and tapeworm every three months, whether there are obvious signs or not. Low grade infestations with roundworms can contaminate the environment with their long lived eggs. Any infestation with one or more of the different tapeworm types needs to be eliminated.

All the preparations mentioned are available from our surgeries, just ask at reception which are best for your pets.

We are always happy to give you all the advice you need.

Recommended Treatment Regime

Drontal Plus tablets contain the most effective combination of drugs to kill both round and tapeworm infestations with one dose. Suitable for most dogs.

Plerion chewable tablets. These are a highly palatable and very effective dual wormer

Panacur (liquid or granules) may be used, especially for dogs which are difficult to administer tablets to. Stronghold is a flea treatment which also kills roundworms

There are also other preparations available from us which may be suitbable.

PUPPIES

Pups need to be treated for roundworms. They become infested with these worms from their mothers, which excrete them in their milk.

Recommended Treatment Regime

We recommend Drontal Puppy suspension, once every two weeks until at least 12 weeks old.

Start worming as for adults from 6 months old.

PREGNANT BITCHES

The aim is to eliminate transfer of roundworms from mother to pups, producing a virtually worm free litter, giving them a better start in life.

Panacur (liquid or granules), is given from day 42 of pregnancy to 2 days after whelping.