Intestinal worms are relatively common in many animal species including dogs, cats, birds, large animals, rabbits, fish and reptiles. Regular deworming is essential to ensure your pets remain healthy and to reduce the risk of some of these worms being transmitted to people.
Puppies and kittens are often the most susceptible to a worm infestation. Intestinal worms are spread via dog faeces, so can be picked up anywhere from the backyard to the dog park. Puppies and kittens sometimes arrive at their new owners home with worms already present. In very young dogs, or if present in high numbers, intestinal worms can cause gastrointestinal disease, malnutrition and anaemia. Sometimes there may be no obvious signs that your dog has intestinal worms.
Puppies and kittens should be wormed from 2 weeks of age, every 2 weeks, until 12 weeks of age. Then move to monthly worming until 6 months of age. After that, worming is required every 3 months.
Pop into the clinic today to grab an intestinal worming product for your pet! You will then get a reminder when worming is due again, either by text message or email