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  • Can I catch worms from my pet?
  • Only indirectly. Worm eggs are passed out in a pet’s faeces when it goes to the toilet. However, at this time, the eggs are not infective, so, as long as you clear up after your pet as soon as possible, there is no...
  • What are the dangers to human health of pet worms?
  • Cat and dog worms are termed "zoonoses", which means that they are transmissible to people. The most common source of infection is from contaminated soil or sand play pits. Cleaning up after cats and dogs is vital to prevent transmission...
  • Should I be worried about worms?
  • You should be concerned about worming, but not worried. 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...
  • My cat has been sick after worming - what should I do?
  • Sometimes cats are sick after taking tablets or medication. Like humans, some animals have sensitivities to medications which are not evident until they take them for the first time.
  • Does my cat have worms?
  • Most cats become infected with worms soon after birth, and they encounter new sources of infection every time they go out and about, so the answer is probably "yes"...
  • How can I tell if my cat has worms?
  • In adult cat, symptoms are rarely seen, except for an occasional adult worm in faeces or vomit...
  • How often should I worm my cat?
  • Adult cats and kittens over 12 weeks of age should be wormed at 3 monthly intervals...

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