The three most common types of intestinal worms that can cause problems in our pets are roundworm, hookworm, whipworm and tapeworm. These worms live in the gastrointestinal tracts of our pets, and they lay their eggs which are passed in the faeces of the host animal. When in the environment, the eggs continue to develop and then are ingested by dogs or cats, to continue the cycle. To combat these little pests, your pet should be wormed at least every three months with a good quality wormer, or every two weeks in young puppies and kittens until 12 weeks of age.
If you are unsure whether your pet is covered against intestinal worms, or any other parasites, call the clinic on 38073699 to talk to one of our friendly staff who can discuss your available options.