Intestinal and heartworm are a common problem amongst our pets and a regular, all-round worming treatment is recommended for your pets health, nutrition and general well-being.
How does my pet get worms?
There are a number of ways your pet can be infected with worms, such as:
- Coming in contact with other animals with worms
- Coming in contact with animal faeces
- Contaminated water
- Kittens or puppies nursing from an infected mother
- Eating flesh that is infected
How often should I deworm?
A pet should be dewormed with an all-round deworming medicine depending on its stage of life. For puppies and kittens, every 2 weeks up until 8 weeks of age, then at 12 & 16 weeks of age. Then another deworming at 6 & 12 months and then twice a year for life.
Common Symptoms of worms
You can tell if your pet has worms by these common symptoms:
- Poor coat
- Bloating in puppies & kittens
- Weight loss even if feeding well
- White spots in faeces
- Pale coloured gums