KEEP YOUR DOG HEALTHY AND HAPPY: WORM REGULARLY

 

 

Worming your dog throughout its lifetime is important, regular worming not only protects your dog’s health, but helps to prevent the spread of infection and potentially hazardous health risks to other animals and humans too. Worm infections carried by your dog do not always display obvious symptoms, so an adequate treatment schedule is vital.

 

Signs aren't always obvious

Dogs can appear healthy even when they have worm infections. Detecting an infection can be tricky, particularly as worm eggs are too small to be easily visible in your pet's faeces. In addition, your dog may be more at risk from some worm infections than others depending on where you live. It is therefore extremely important to keep your dog’s treatment regular and up-to-date. 

Control Check List

As well as following a worming plan following consultation with your vet, there are also many other practical things you can do to help prevent the spread of worm infections among your pets and family. These are as follows:

 

  • 'Poop scooping' - make sure you pick up your dog's faeces immediately on a walk and remove it from the lawn or surrounding outdoor environment daily - bag it, and put it in designated poop bins

  • Ensure you and your children wash your hands after handling/stroking your dog

  • Wash all food including fruit and vegetables before eating them

  • Don't allow children to put dirt in their mouth

  • Throw away any food dropped on the floor/ground rather than eating it

  • Cover children's sandpits when not in use