Does my pet have worms?

The best way to ensure your pet stays worm free is to know your enemy! Sadly, even the best kept pets will occasionally be troubled by worms. Tapeworms live in the small intestines and shed segments which contain eggs. These pass out in the faeces and the eggs may then be eaten by an intermediate host (such as fleas and small rodents) . Dogs and cats swallow fleas as they groom and cats catch and eat small rodents, in both cases reinfecting themselves with tapeworms. Roundworms also live in the small intestines and shed thousands of tiny eggs, which pass out in the faeces, polluting the environment. Cats and dogs are re-infected by unwittingly eating eggs in the environment. These eggs also pose some risk to children if inadvertently swallowed. Here are three simple steps to keep your pet and the environment worm free:

  • Worm your pet regularly
  • Use regular flea control
  • Clean up faeces.

Please let us advise you on the most suitable worming and flea control regime for your pet. Just click on the links below.

Treatment for dogs

Treatment for cats