TIME TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR PET’S CREEPY CRAWLIES!
DOG WORMS – there are four categories of worms we get concerned with: roundworms, hookworms, whipworms and tapeworms.
Roundworms and hookworms can be passed onto humans, and certain types of tapeworm are responsible for “sheep measles”. It’s important that we worm our dogs on a regular basis, and base the worm treatment on their actual weight.
Puppies should be wormed every two weeks from two to sixteen weeks of age, and thereafter monthly until they are six months old. Dogs that are six months or older should be wormed every three months.
Ensure that the product you choose targets all four categories of worm, and is suitable for the age and weight of your pet. Talk to one of us about what to use in pregnant or lactating bitches; they have special needs when it comes to worming.
CAT WORMS – roundworms, tapeworms and hookworms are our targets in felines. It’s important that we worm our cats on a regular basis, and base the worm treatment on their actual weight.Kittens should be wormed every two weeks from 4 to 12 weeks of age. Cats that are 12 weeks or older should be wormed every three months.
WORMS IN GENERAL
Most species have eggs that exist in the environment (usually in animal faeces). Therefore, part of your pet’s worm control regime should include regular cleaning of wherever it is your pet hangs out.
Removing faeces from litter trays and kennels should be carried out daily. Washing whatever your pet sleeps on should also be done regularly. And, seeing as some species of worm affect us, it’s really important that we wash our hands after playing with pets or coming into contact with their faeces, for example after gardening.
It’s time to get ready for duck shooting which starts the first weekend of May. Farmers may require a Certificate to say that your dog is protected against sheep measles. For the month of May 2017 make an appointment with one of our vet nurses to dose your dog(s) for just $5 each (certificate Included) Phone our friendly staff 032159237