Regular worming will keep your pet parasite-free. And your children safe.
Cats and dogs pick up worms from their mothers, other pets, ingesting slugs and snails and by coming into contact with the faeces of other animals. There are several types of worms including roundworm, tapeworm, whipworm and hookworm. All these will cause disease ranging from weight loss to severe life-threatening diarrhoea. Roundworm, and some types of tapeworm, can be passed on to people, particularly children, and can cause disease and even blindness. To offer the most comprehensive protection for cats and dogs we generally recommend:
• monthly treatment with a de-worming tablet (Milbemax) up to 6 months of age
• subsequent de-worming every 3 months in adults (also with Milbemax)
• monthly treatment in adults with our recommended flea prevention product (Advocate) has the added advantage of providing additional protection against roundworms and lungworm.
These worming drugs are only available from veterinary surgeries and they are far more effective than those available at pet shops and supermarkets. If you have any problems in administering these products we are more than happy to do this for you. There may be certain circumstances where we would adjust this regime to suit particular requirements of individual pets and their owners. At Village Vet we can also offer you straight forward advice on which treatment is best for your pet. Book an appointment today.