Regular worming is essential for your pets to keep them healthy and prevent them from sharing with us! There are many different worms but the most common are roundworms, hookworms, tapeworms and whipworms. These worms can be transmitted in several ways, including:

  • Contact with (or eating) soil, grass, or faeces that contains larvae or eggs
  • Direct contact with an infected animal
  • Transmitted in-utero or via nursing puppies or kittens
  • Via insects, such as mosquitoes and fleas







Signs of worms

Many adult animals won’t show any signs of worms until they have a significant worm burden, and they can cause a variety of symptoms including:

  • Weight loss
  • Change in appetite
  • Diarrhoea
  • Vomiting
  • Worms in the faeces or hair surrounding the anus
  • Potbelly (often seen in puppies with worms)
  • Dull coat

''Puppies and kittens have a greater risk of becoming unwell from worms and may become dehydrated or anaemic which can be life threatening.''


Luckily its quick and easy to prevent or treat worm infestations. 


How often should I worm my dog/ cat?

Every 2 weeks until 12 weeks of age.

Every month until 6 months of age.

Every 3 months for life.


Worming Recommendations

Oral: Nexgard Spectra, Drontal or Milbemax.

Topical: Profender and Bravecto.

We stock these at the clinic if you need any.


Please call us to discuss a deworming program for your pet.