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worms in dogs

Should I worm my dog?  All dogs are susceptible to worms and some types such as heartworm and lungworm, can be very serious.

Did you know, that our dogs can pass their worms onto us?!  YUK!  So making regular worming part of your pets preventative healthcare routine from day one is important. 

How can I tell if my dog has worms?

Common symptoms include;

  • Bloated abdomen
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhoea
  • Worms in faeces

However, dogs with worms don't always show signs of illness. Often, only large scale infections have visible symptoms, so you may not even be able to tell if your dog's affected. This is one reason why regular treatment is one of your best defences.

How to prevent worms in dogs

There's a number of precautions you can take to protect your dog from worms; Clean up after your dog When out on walks, ensure you clean up your dogs faeces.  By doing this we greatly reduce the risk of worms spreading between our pets.

Maintain a regular worming routine

Regular worming helps to minimise the amount of egg contamination in the environment. So regular treatment against worms will ensure they are less likely to suffer from worms.  Our vets are nurses are able to tailor a preventative worming regime to your family and your pets needs.

Which worming treatment is right for me?

With so many worming products to choose from, it can be difficult to decide on an appropriate course of treatment for your dog. But as a general rule, you should choose the treatment your vet recommends.

They'll know your dog's medical history, so they'll be able to advise on a solution that's as safe, as it is effective.

The good news is that worms are relatively easy to eliminate, and your vet will be able to provide suitable treatment. If you suspect that your dog is suffering from a worm infestation, or if you'd like to know more about the various worming treatments available, get in touch today.  

Don't forget that our Pet Health Club includes year round flea and worm treatments as part of the plan - contact your local Calder Vets branch for more info.