Worming

Regular worming will keep your pet parasite-free, and your children safe

Cats and dogs pick up worms from their mothers, other pets, and by coming into contact with the faeces of other animals. There are several types of worms including roundworm, tapeworm, whipworm and hookworm. All these will cause disease ranging from weight loss to severe life-threatening diarrhoea.

Roundworm and some types of tapeworm can be passed on to humans, particularly children, and can cause disease and blindness. To offer the most comprehensive protection, for cats and dogs we generally recommend:

  • Monthly treatment with a de-worming tablet ‘Milbemax’ up to 6 months of age
  • Subsequent de-worming every 3 months in adults (also with Milbemax)
  • Monthly treatment in adults with our recommended flea prevention product ‘Stronghold or Advocate ‘ has the added advantage of providing additional protection against roundworms

These worming drugs are only available from veterinary surgeries and they are far more effective than those available at pet shops and supermarkets. If you have any problems in administering these products, we are more than happy to do this for you.