The BSAVA now recommends worming your pet every month. This is due to the increasing risk of Lungworm. There has also been recent reports of Tapeworm (which originates in Europe) in Wales.
Worms can cause suffering, illness and in some cases; death. Some types can even be spread to humans and cause diseases. Puppies and kittens are more susceptible to picking up worms, however, adults are also able to pick them up - worms have no preference!
Do you suspect your pet has worms?
Tapeworms and Roundworms are two of the few that can be seen visually.
The most common symptoms are:
Roundworm in humans
Children are more of a concern, due to poor hygiene standards. The worm eggs are ingested (typically transferred from hands) and may result in the migration of the worm larvae through the body, causing irritation and potential damage.
How are Worms transferred to my pet?
How to treat/prevent Worms
Always consult your vet when worming pregnant animals!
Print off and complete our questionnaire and bring it to the practice to find out if your pet is at risk of worms.