Are You Deworming Your Pet Regularly?

Deworming your pet is an important part of its regular health regime. Even if pet owners take good care of their pets, one cannot avoid worms as our pets are at constant risk of a worm infestation.  Owners must be sure of what kind of worms their dogs have because they must give their dogs the right medications.  Each animal requires a different worm treatment. 

Regular deworming of your pet is also an essential part of its general health, you may see no signs of worm infestation but that doesn’t mean that they aren’t there.

The four most common types of worms that affect our domestic pets are:

(Click on the image to find out more about these common types of worms.)

HOOK WORMS ROUND WORMS
TAPE WORMS WHIP WORMS

 

When deworming your pet it is advisable to visit your vet clinic or vet shop and purchase a good quality product. Here you will be able to receive informed advice and instructions. Try to avoid buying dewormers from the supermarket or pet shops. Many of these products have been on the market for years and contain outdated active ingredients that can have side effects such as vomiting or diarrhoea.

When in doubt ask your Vet..... That is what we are here for.

Article by : Sr Anne Makin, Kenilworth Vet

Established more than 50 years ago Kenilworth Veterinary Hospital was taken over by Dr. Tony Makin in 1986.

They have a dedicated team and are proud of the exceptional services they are able to offer in order to ensure the health and welfare of your pets. 

Address: 47 Kenilworth Rd, Kenilworth, Cape Town, 7708  
Phone: 021 671 5018
 
 
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