What are intestinal worms in pets?
Pets are susceptible to many health issues, including infection with intestinal worms. Intestinal worms are parasites that live in the digestive tracts of animals and humans, causing discomfort and leading to serious health problems if left untreated. These parasites typically enter the body through contaminated food or water, or contact with an infected animal. While there are several types of intestinal worms that can infect pets, they all have similar symptoms and require prompt treatment.
Intestinal worms, also known as parasitic helminths, are a common and potentially serious health issue for both cats and dogs. They can cause a wide range of symptoms, from mild to severe illness or even death.
The best way to protect your pet and family is to worm pets every 3 months. Ensure the outside environment is keep clean, sandboxes are covered when not in sure and faeces is picked up regularly.
Treatments for intestinal worms is easy, affective and safe. Worming treatments are purchased over the counter and are usually easy to give. We recommend you have an upto-date weight on your pet or bring them in with you so we can ensure the correct dosage is given. We always recommend an ‘all wormer’ product, which all vet clinics carry. Please talk to our staff, we are happy to help.