Worming

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:

  • Mosquitoes
  • 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
  • Diarrhea
  • White spots in faeces
  • Pale coloured gums