Latest Questions: General
How often should I worm my puppy or kitten?
Puppies and kittens are often born with worms, infected through their mothers milk, so they should be wormed at 2 weeks of age and then re-treated at 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12 weeks to ensure continued freedom from worms. Beaphar Worming Syrup is ideal for this.
What are the symptoms of worms?
Symptoms of worms may include: ✔ A dull coat✔ Lack of energy✔ Diarrhoea✔ Vomiting✔ Weight loss✔ Abdominal swelling✔ Dragging their bottoms on the floor (scooting)✔ Coughing✔ Shortness of breathHowever, many adult dogs...
My vet says pet shop wormers do not work - is this true?
By law, all pet medicines have to pass stringent testing to prove effectiveness, quality and safety before they make it to market. Indeed, to be allowed to be sold "over the counter", products have to have a long and robust safety record. Newly discovered medicines have to be sold by vets...
Can worms harm my pet?
Not carrying out regular worming can lead to serious health problems for your pet and may lead to expensive vet bills. You could also be responsible for passing on a worm infection to a child. Fortunately, modern worming is low cost and easy to carry out.
Can worms make children go blind?
Although dog & cat roundworms cannot complete their life cycle in humans, ingested eggs, on very rare occasions, can cause serious conditions in children. They hatch into larvae in the gut and then migrate to various organs of the body, including the liver, lungs, eyes and brain where they...
Can people catch worms from pets?
Certain worms are capable of being transmitted from animals to humans; such worms are said to have a ‘zoonotic potential’. The dog roundworm, Toxocara canis, is probably the best known of these and human infection may occur if a person swallows the microscopic worm eggs, having picked them...
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