Worms in your pet
- Many animals will have no outward signs of illness
- Very young and very old pets are more at risk of getting ill from having worms. This can range from mild gastrointestinal disease through to death.
- If your pet passes or vomits up a worm, please bring it into the practice in a suitable container for us to examine. (We get all the fun jobs!)
- Worms can be dangerous to humans too. Some roundworms can even cause blindness in children. The elderly and anyone who is immunosuppressed are also at risk of disease.
- Worms can similarly affect livestock when transmitted through infected dog faeces. In cattle and sheep, some species of worm can even cause abortions and fertility issues.
- Flea control will also aid in preventing tapeworm infections.
Reducing the risks!
Where do worms come from?
- Other infected animals - it is important that all animals in the household are wormed together at regular intervals
- Ingestion of larvae or eggs found in the grass or environment.
- Raw meat or infected prey animals (so if your cat is a regular hunter they may need more frequent treatment.)
How can I treat my pet?
We are proud to 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 and we aim to make it as easy as possible for owners to both treat – and remember to treat – their pets. Don’t forget, if you are a member of our Folly Care Club, all your pet’s flea and worm treatments for the year are included in your subscription!