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  • Q
    What are the symptoms of worms
  • A
    Symptoms of worms may include: ✔ A dull coat✔ Lack of energy✔ Diarrhoea✔ Vomiting✔ Weight loss✔ Abdominal swelling✔ Dragging their bottoms on the floor (scooting)✔ Coughing✔ Shortness of breath however, many adult dogs...
  • Q
    How often should I worm my puppy or kitten?
  • A
    Puppies and kittens are often born with worms, infected through their mothers milk, so they should be wormed at 2 weeks of age and then re-treated at 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12 weeks to ensure continued freedom from worms.

  • Q
    What type of worms can harm my dog?
  • A
    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...
  • Q
    Can humans catch worms from dogs?
  • A
    Certain worms are capable of being transmitted from animals to humans; such worms are said to have a ‘zoonotic potential’...
  • Q
    How do I know if my dog has worms?
  • A
    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"...
  • Q
    What are the symptoms of worms in my dog?
  • A
    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...
  • Q
    Can you worm a pregnant dog?
  • A
    No we do not recommend worming your dog during pregnancy. Worm both the bitch and her puppies 2 weeks after the birth.
  • Q
    My dog has been sick after worming - what should I do?
  • A
    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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