Chances are you won’t…many gut worms lurk inside your pet, sucking their blood or stealing their food, without you even knowing! That’s why, along with the reasons below, it’s best to regularly worm your pet with one of our worming tablets…
A few reasons to treat your pet for worms!
Do we need to go on… surely that’s enough reasons to regularly worm your pet?
We’ve made some handy fact files on the most common gut worms found in dogs and cats, are you ready… it’s not a pretty read!
Well this one is a bit tricky to answer as it’s not a ‘one size fits all’ kind of situation! Most pets need treating for gut worms every 3 months, but sometimes more frequent worming is needed, below are some of the reasons your pet might need worming more often.6
If you are unsure, or if your pet fits one of the above criteria, you can speak to your vet or pet store registered animal medicine advisor (RAMA) to determine how frequently your pet needs treating.
1. Wright I, Stafford K et al. The prevalence of intestinal nematodes in cats and dogs from Lancashire, North-west England. Journal of Small Animal Practice (2016) 57, 393–395
2. PFMA data, 9 million dogs in the UK, 7.5 million cats – https://www.pfma.org.uk/pet-population-2020
3. Khoshsima-Shahraki M, Dabirzadeh M, Azizi H, Khedri J, Djahed B, Neshat AA. Seroepidemiology of Toxocara canis in Children under 14 Years Referring to Laboratories of Sistan and Baluchestan Province in Southeast of Iran. Iran J Parasitol. 2019;14(1):89-94.
6. Worm control in dogs and cats ESCCAP guideline 01 sixth edition-Feb 2020 – https://www.esccap.org/page/GL1+Worm+Control+in+Dogs+and+Cats/25/