Worming your pet

Worming your pet

How does my pet get worms?

Worms can be anywhere in the environment as tiny microscopic eggs that are just waiting to be picked up and ingested by your pet. Roundworm eggs are often picked up on paws whilst outside and then ingested when your pet cleans themselves. Tapeworm are transferred by fleas when they are inadvertently ingested during grooming.

How do pets pass worms on to humans?

Worms pass mainly through direct contact when you cuddle or stroke your pet. Eggs can be accidentally transferred into the mouth of humans, in some cases leading to disease. Children are more at risk, and so good hygiene should always be recommended (eg washing hands regularly) as well as regular worming of your pet.

How often should I worm my pet?

We recommend a minimum of every 3 months for adult animals with a round and tapeworm product. If your pet hunts regularly then they can be wormed monthly. Puppies and kittens should be wormed monthly until they are 6 months of age. If your pet has fleas, he/she should be treated for tapeworm.

Please contact us for further information and advice on the best product for your pet or visit:
www.wormfree.co.uk or www.stopwormsdead.co.uk or www.jungleforpets.co.uk