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A seasoned wormer is the term we use for a pet-owner who regularly worms their pet. An adult pet should be wormed at least every three months – that’s one treatment for every season.
At Beaphar, we want all pets to be happy and healthy, and that comes through knowledge and understanding. This year, we are once again launching Worm Awareness Week, which is running from 26th May – 3rd June.
We want everyone to become more knowledgeable about worms and so that you can protect both your pet and your family from these nasty parasites. All you have to do to become a seasoned wormer is follow the steps below.
Beaphar WORMclear® is a vet-strength wormer that is available from your pet shop. It kills roundworms and tapeworms, and is effective in one simple dose. Containing proven vet-strength active ingredients, they also have a meaty flavour making them more palatable to your pet, and easier to administer.
Beaphar WORMclear® for cats is suitable for cats over 6 weeks of age and weighing more than 1kg, while Beaphar WORMclear®
for dogs is suitable for dogs over 2 weeks of age and weighing more than 3kg.
Want a bit of extra advice? To support Worm Awareness Week, we’ll be giving out t-shirts to pet shop employees, so you’ll be able to identify exactly who speak to if you need further worming advice.
Worming your pet is an incredibly important part of being a responsible pet owner. By worming regularly and picking up after your cat or dog, you can help decrease the spread of worm eggs, and the risk of infection to other pets and people.
The good thing about using a product like Beaphar WORMclear® is that it is simple and easy to administer, and is also available via a pet shop rather than having to book an appointment with your vet.
While is it true that some pets, particularly those that are older, will show very few if any symptoms if infected, it doesn’t mean they don’t have worms. And it certainly doesn’t mean you should forgo worming all together.
There are three key reasons why you should worm your pet regularly:
It’s probably an obvious one, but regular worming helps keep pets healthy. In kittens and puppies, roundworms in particular are especially dangerous, with infestations potentially leading to death. This is why it is essential to worm newborns and their mothers every two weeks – you can speak to your vet for further information on worming pregnant or nursing mothers and their young.
For adult cats or dogs, worming is essential. Become a seasoned wormer and treat your pet at least every three months to protect them from worms.
Most worm eggs are released back into the environment via your pet’s faeces. Sticking to a regular worming routine and picking up after your pet will mean less worm eggs are released. This means that other pets and animals are less likely to pick worms, helping reduce the spread.
Some worms can be transmitted from animals to humans – these are known as a zoonosis. Infection has been linked to blindness and asthma in children. Regular worming helps to avoid any risk of human contamination and infection. You can also make sure you empty your cat’s litter tray, clean up after your dog and wash your hands after doing so. Making sure you do all of these will also help reduce the amount of worm eggs in the environment and the risk of disease.