Deworming is a must for keeping your pet healthy. Intestinal worms can make them very sick and cause a number of digestive problems. At Hôpital Vétérinaire Roussillon, we advise all our clients to have their pets dewormed.
What are the effects of intestinal worms?
Intestinal worms cause many kids of digestive problems such as vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, abdominal pain, intestinal blockages and weight loss. If left unchecked, intestinal worms can even stunt growth in puppies and kittens.
Can people get worms from their pets?
Yes, some worms can be spread to humans. People whose health is more fragile, such as the elderly, the immunocompromised and children, are at risk when they come in contact with a worm-infected dog or cat, or are exposed to contaminated soil or feces.
What does deworming involve?
Deworming medications eliminate worms in the intestine before they reach the reproductive stage. These treatments are available in tablet or liquid form, and also as pastes, topical solutions, or injections that your vet administers. Your vet can help you determine the best treatment for your pet. The frequency will depend on your pet’s weight, age and lifestyle. Speak with your vet to find out the right schedule for your pet.