With several different types of worming product available in Petworld stores and online -- including a full range from Parazol Liquid Wormer, Zantel granules and Exitel flavored tablets -- there really is no reason not to keep up your worming routine.
When to Worm
Worms are one of the most common health problems in dogs, but they are easily treatable. Since your dog may show little or no signs of worms, it's important to treat your dog every three months, even if he appears fine. You should also learn what signs to look out for.
Signs of worms include
- Visible worms or eggs in the stool (but remember, they’re not always visible to the naked eye.
- Visible worms on the dog's fur or in the area around the dog's rear. May appear as small moving segments, which dry out to look like grains of rice.
- Signs of itchiness around the rear, such as excessive scratching
Did You Know?
- Your dog may show little or no signs of parasites. That's why it's important to treat your dog every three months, even if he appears fine.
- Worms steal your dog's nutrition, so a heavy infestation may result in diarrhoea, weakness, constant hunger, and in severe cases, weight loss.
- Almost all puppies are born with roundworms and they can be infected while nursing.
- Tapeworms are spread by the ingestion of fleas.
- Soil contains roundworm eggs, which can be a source of infestation to your dog. Your dog can pick up roundworms and tapeworms from the ground and you wouldn’t even notice.
- Your family can just as easily then pick up worms from your pet and in rare cases blindness can result.
What You Can Do to Protect Your Dog & Your Family
- Worm your dog very 3 months.
- Regularly treat your dog for fleas.
- Always wash your hands and your children’s hands after contact with your pet.
- Use a poop-scoop when walking your dog and remove dog droppings from your garden.
- Use gloves when cleaning up dog litter.