Regular worming is necessary to control infestations, and keep your pets and your family safe.
What are worms?
Worms are parasites found within the gut of your cat or dog. Roundworms look like pieces of string. Tapeworms are long and flat with segments, which look like grains of rice.
They can occasionally be seen on the hair around the bottom. Worm eggs remain infective in the environment for years.
What happens if my dog gets worms?
Heavy infestation can result in vomiting and diarrhoea, and cause a loss of weight, blood and condition. Worms weaken the immune system, making it more susceptible to infection.
Even if dogs show no external signs of infestation, they can still be a source of infection to others, including humans.
What happens if my cat gets worms?
With mild infestation, your cat may still appear healthy, but heavy infestation will cause vomiting and diarrhoea, weight loss and weaken their immune system, making them more susceptible to infection.
How can I control the problem?
Choose a wormer that suits your needs and your pet’s lifestyle. There are a number of different wormers available, so call our surgery for advice. Some treatments are combined with flea preparations, providing an all-in-one treatment.