Preventing worm infections

Because there are so many ways that worms can be transmitted, it is near impossible to completely protect your pet from them altogether. However there are some things that you can do to help prevent the risk of catching worm infections and keep your cat or dog in good health.

Maintaining a good worm control programme is the best way you can keep your pet free from worms. Cats and dogs should be given their first worming treatment at a young age and adult pets should be treated every 3-6 months with an oral tablet or solution. Drontal is the only worming treatment that kills every type of intestinal worms that are commonly found in both cats and dogs. They offer a range of products that are tailored to cats or dogs of specific sizes so you can ensure your pet is getting only the best treatment from worms. Because your pet not show any signs of a worm infection, regular treatment is essential.

As fleas are often carriers of tapeworm, it is incredibly important to keep up regular flea treatments. Especially if your cat or dog is often outdoors, they are all at risk of catching fleas. As soon as a flea hops on to your pet’s coat, they come into the house and can lay hundreds of eggs in a matter of days. They not only infest your pet but can infest your entire home. That’s why a good regular flea treatment is essential for the overall health of your pet.

Other ways to avoid worm infections are often difficult like trying to avoid your pet’s exposure to infected animals, rodents and faeces. It is especially difficult to control your outdoor cat’s exposure to infections as we are unaware what our cats get up to on their own. It’s also impossible to spot other infected cats or dogs so avoiding contact with them would be impractical. At the end of the day, your pet is likely to encounter these infections in some way throughout their life, but keeping up a good treatment is always the best way to maintain their health.