It is an important preventative care regime for reducing internal parasites and improving your pet’s health. Worms in puppies and kittens can cause them to have pot bellies, upset stomachs, blocked bowels and rapid weight loss.
Puppies and kittens need to be dewormed more frequently – It is recommended that your puppy or kitten is dewormed every 2 weeks till they reach 3 months of age
Just because you can’t see them doesn’t mean they are not there – Some infected adult pets may either appear completely normal, or show signs such as a dry, dull coat and vomiting. Even though they don’t show any signs, they might still be passing worms onto you when you touch and play with them. Some of these worm infections could be fatal in humans.
Certain people are at higher risk than others – Children, the elderly, pregnant women, cancer patients and anyone else with a low immune system are at a greater risk.
Even indoor pets can get worms – Most intestinal pests are spread via a “fecal-oral” route. Microscopic amounts of faeces in the dirt or grass, are a source of infection. Your pet simply needs to smell or step in this grass then lick his/her lips or paws in order to pick up the organism. You could EVEN bring it home on your shoes. Tapeworms however, are carried by either fleas or small rodents. So it is important to ensure your pet is protected against fleas as well.