Why and when to worm your cat or dog

  • Overview
  • Kittens and Puppies
  • Adult Cats and Dogs
  • Pregnant Animals


Many dogs and cats carry roundworms and tapeworms. In young and infirm animals these can cause significant clinical disease. In adult animals, they may be asymptomatic, however they impose a significant public health risk particularly to children therefore it is very important that all animals are routinely wormed.

Kittens and Puppies

Kittens and puppies are often presented with a significant worm burden due to infection before and in the period immediately after birth from their mother. This can produce a variety of clinical signs. The vet will prescribe a wormer depending on the weight of your young pet and will recommend the appropriate worming interval.

Adult Cats and Dogs

We recommend thus is a given every 3 months depending on lifestyle. Pop in our call us to find out more

Pregnant Animals

As mentioned previously, significant infection of puppies and kittens can occur from the queen or bitch before, during and after birth and during lactation. It is therefore extremely important to worm your breeding bitch/queen.

Please speak to one of our staff who will prescribe a safe, suitable wormer at the appropriate time.

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