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  • What are the dangers to human health of pet worms?

  • Some cat and dog worms, such as roundworms, are termed ‘zoonoses’, which means that they are transmissible to people. Children are most at risk, as the most common source of infection is worm eggs in contaminated soil or sand pits.
  • Once in a human body, the worm eggs hatch out and the larvae undertake a journey around the body. They can end up in the eye, causing sight impairment and sometimes blindness. They can also end up in the lungs, causing asthma, and in the brain, where it is thought they may be one of the causes of poor concentration and other symptoms.
    Worming our pets is so easy and inexpensive, and a proactive way to prevent all of these things from happening to our own children and other people’s.
  • Cleaning up after cats and dogs is also vital to prevent the transmission of parasites such as worms to other animals and to children. When worm eggs are passed in a pet's faeces, they are initially non-infective. They need about 2 weeks in the environment to develop to the infective stage. This means that it is not dangerous for an owner to ‘scoop the poop’.
    Beaphar has a range of different wormers, so you can find one that suits you and your pet.
  • Find out more about the
    Beaphar Worming Range
    Read our blog for advice on
    choosing the right wormer

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