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Why do I need to worm my dog regularly?

Posted by on 31 May 2013

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Dogs and puppies can be affected by roundworms, whipworms, hookworms and tapeworms. Worms can cause stunted growth in puppies and coughing, weight loss, vomiting, diarrhoea, constipation, anemia, dull coat and lethargy in dogs of all ages. Puppies become infected in the womb and or from drinking their mother's milk.  Worm eggs are passed in the faeces and infect the environment.  The eggs can infect both dogs and humans.  Young children are particularly at risk as they are not so good at cleaning their hands, and are often putting all sorts of things in their mouths!  Roundworms can cause skin problems and blindness in humans.  As part of being a responsible dog owner...

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Why do I need to worm my cat regularly?

Posted by Vetcall on 31 May 2013

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Cats and kittens are most commonly affected by two types of worms: roundworms and tapeworms. All kittens become infected with roundworms when they feed on their mother's milk.  Adult cats become infected mainly by grooming and hunting. Roundworms can cause poor growth in kittens, and vomiting, diarrhoea, dull coat and lethargy in cats of all ages. Cats become infected with tapeworms by swallowing fleas (which are infected with the intermediate life stage of the tapeworm) when grooming, and by hunting and eating raw meat. Due to the potentially very serious health risks that worms pose to humans, especially young children and people with compromised immune systems, we recommend a comprehensive worming protocol. Recommended worming...

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