Worming is an important part of pet care. Internal ‘worms’ can cause serious health problems
At Folly Gardens we are passionate that prevention is always better than a cure.
Worms in your pet
- Many animals will have no outward signs of illness
- Young and old pets are more at risk of worm associated illnesses, which can range from ill thrift through to death!
- If your pet passes/vomits up a worm, please bring any specimens into the practice in a suitable container for us to examine. (We get all the fun jobs!)
- Some worms can be dangerous to humans too! (Especially children, the elderly and anyone with an immunocompromising condition.)
- Tapeworm control is an important part of preventing flea infestations.
Reducing the risks!
Young animal need regular worming to control roundworm especially. Current BSAVA (British small animal veterinary association) recommend worming your puppy or kitten every two weeks until 12 weeks of age. Your vet can advise on the safest and most effective treatments.
Adult pets need regular worm control, generally every 3 months, depending on exposure to infection.
Regular flea control is essential in preventing tapeworm infections.
Pregnant animals require worming in order to reduce the worm burdens in their puppies and kittens, not all products are safe or effective, it is very important to speak to your vet, so the correct product can be prescribed.
Maintain good standard of hygiene at home, hand washing, regular ‘poo picking’ or the garden with appropriate disposal, regular disinfection of floors (pet friendly products only please – we can advise) and hot washing of pet bedding.
Where do worms come from?
- Caught from other infected animals. It is important that all animals in the house hold are wormed together at regular intervals
- Eating larvae or eggs found in the grass/environment or faeces!
- Raw meat or infected prey animals (so if your cat is a regular hunter they may need more treatments…)
How can I treat my pet?
- Folly gardens will be able to prescribe the latest, safest and most effective medications. We have a range of products to suit all pets, from palatable chewy treats, to spot on treatments – for those tricky to pill puss cats, we have it covered!For further discounts please check out our Folly Care Club.
Book to see us today
worms in your pet can easily go unnoticed. Prevention can save your pet a lot of discomfort and potential related illnesses, as well as protecting you and your family.
Call us now on (01684) 292244 or (01242) 679880