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Top Tips For Getting Rid Of Worms

Worms are a common and pesky parasite that affects dogs and cats at every age. Pet owners must be vigilant with administering worming treatments against the quickly spreading condition or risk caring for a sickly animal.

Dr. Melissa Meehan from Talk to the Animals offers her top tips on how to best deal with worms...

Top Tips

  • Most pets will suffer from worms at some stage in their lives. The parasite is easily spread between animals. Young puppies and kittens can even be born with worms or get them via their mother's milk.
  • It is very important to start treatment from a young age in order to avoid any health issues such as malnourishment or in rare cases stunted growth or anaemia.
  • Puppies and kittens between 6-16 weeks require a worming treatment every fortnight and then monthly from 4-6 months of age.
  • From 6 months of age, pets require a worming treatment every 3 months for life.

Chat with your vet if you have any further worming or health concerns about your pet.