When did you last worm your pet?

The Symptoms of Worms

HARD TO SPOT SYMPTOMS

Symptoms of worms are often hard to spot in both cats and dogs, making a regular worming regime important to keep your pets free from these nasty parasites. We recommend you worm your dog or cat every 3 months.

SCOOTING
If your pet keeps 'scooting', where it drags its bottom across the floor, or if your pet appears to be cleaning its bottom more than usual, this may be down to itching caused by a worm infestation.

LOSS OF APPETITE
A heavy worm infestation might make your pet feel very bloated, leading to a loss of appetite.

COUGHING

Migrating larvae in the lungs may cause coughing, which can be an important symptom. These larvae may also travel through the liver, brain or other tissues.

YOUNG PUPS & KITTENS

In young pups and kittens, roundworms may cause abdominal swelling and pain, loss of weight, vomiting or diarrhoea, and on rare occasions, rupture of the bowel.

POT BELLY

A young kitten or puppy that is thin with a ‘pot belly’ is often described as a typical 'wormy' puppy or kitten.