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  • What type of worms can harm my dog?
  • An apparently health dog may show no symptoms at all, but may still be carrying a significant population of parasites, passing eggs out in its faeces and spreading infection by doing so...
  • Can humans catch worms from dogs?
  • Certain worms are capable of being transmitted from animals to humans; such worms are said to have a ‘zoonotic potential’...
  • How do I know if my dog has worms?
  • Most dogs are born with worms, and they encounter new sources of infection every time they go for a walk, so the answer is probably "yes"...
  • How often should I worm my dog?
  • Adult dogs and puppies over 12 weeks of age should be wormed at 3 monthly intervals. Beaphar One Dose Wormer is an effective and simple way to provide this necessary regular treatment.
  • What are the symptoms of worms in my dog?
  • In adult animals, symptoms are rarely seen, except for an occasional adult worm in faeces or vomit. Nevertheless, it is still very important to treat adults for roundworms, or they will continue to infect other pets, and possibly also children...
  • Can you worm a pregnant dog?
  • No we do not recommend worming your dog during pregnancy. Worm both the bitch and her puppies 2 weeks after the birth.
  • My dog has been sick after worming - what should I do?
  • Sometimes dogs are sick after taking tablets or medication, and we often recommend administering with a little food to reduce the chance of this happening...

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