Why your pet may be affected by dog worms
There several ways your dog can become infected with intestinal worms. Eating uncooked meat increases the risk of contamination. If your pet is fed a diet of raw food, then it is particularly important to ensure their worming treatment is regularly applied.
What are the different types of dog worms?
In the UK there are four common types of intestinal worms that can infect your dog. Worms in dogs include roundworms, tapeworms, hookworms and whipworms. Our dog worming treatments such as Anthelmin Tablets and Drontal for dogs kill all four of these worms. Find out more about intestinal worms in dogs here.
Signs and symptoms of dog worms
You may not realise that your dog has worms. Most adult worms remain within your dogs’ intestines and detection requires microscopic examination of faeces for worm eggs. For this reason, the use of regular preventative treatment is strongly recommended.
Symptoms of intestinal worms in dogs include:
- Weight loss
- Poor coat
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Written by Lindsay Rose MA VetMB CertAVP CertVBM MRCVS