There are many ways your pet can become infected with intestinal worms. Eating uncooked meat increases the risk of contamination, if your pet is fed a raw diet, or is a hunter, then it is particularly important to ensure their worming treatment is up to date.
Different types of worms
In the United Kingdom there are four common types of intestinal worms that infect our cats and dogs: roundworms, tapeworms, hookworms and whipworms. Our worming treatments kill all four of these worms.
Signs and symptoms
You may not know that your pet has worms. Most adult worms remain within your pets 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 include diarrhoea, vomiting, weight loss, lethargy and a poor coat.
Never miss a dose again!
Protect My Pet offer a worm treatment subscription which can be added to your flea treatment subscription. For the majority of pets over 6 months old vets recommend that cats and dogs are treated for worms every three months. We understand that this recommendation is difficult to follow, as even with the best of intentions, remembering when it was three months since your last worm dose is not easy. With a Protect My Pet subscription we do the remembering for you. Your worm treatment will arrive in your first box from us, then every third month after that. When it arrives in the post it’s time to dose!
It is quick and easy to subscribe to our service and there is no contract so you can pause, change or cancel your subscription at any time. Click here to get started.
Written by Lindsay Rose MA VetMB CertAVP CertVBM MRCVS