A SERIOUS ISSUE FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

Intestinal worms live in the digestive tract and feed on blood and ingested food. They can have serious, even deadly consequences for your pet and can be passed on to humans too.

DOGS CAN PICK UP WORMS WHEREVER THEY GO

Worms are parasites which cause discomfort, stress and illness. There are different species, but they can be picked up in the same ways.

Almost all puppies become infected from their mother, either across the placenta or when they drink her milk

Dogs can become infected with worms by swallowing infected fleas when grooming

Worms can also be picked up through scavenging, or by ingesting worm eggs from soil or other substances contaminated by faeces

Even sniffing and licking the ground or rooting in the dirt can infect your dog

HOW TO KNOW IF YOUR PET HAS WORMS

Healthy dogs often don’t show signs of a worm infection. The most common signs are pot bellies, scooting, excessive bottom cleaning, vomiting and/or diarrhoea. Intestinal worms live in the digestive tract feeding on blood and ingested food. Some can lay up to 300,000 eggs a day and untreated dogs shed these in their environment through faeces, putting other pets and humans at risk.

Worms

There are various types of intestinal worms, but they all belong to either the roundworm or tapeworm family.

A danger for everyone

Worms can be zoonotic, meaning they can be passed on to humans through contaminated food, soil or from a pet’s coat.

Individuals at risk

Children, pregnant women and older people are most at risk from infection. Roundworm can cause stomach pain, headaches, coughs, cognitive disorders and in the most severe cases, blindness.

Top tips to combat worms

Help protect your dog and family from the hidden dangers of worms.

It is recommended to worm your dog at least every three months

Practice good hygiene: wash your hands after handling your pets and before eating

Pick up faeces immediately to avoid spreading worms

Avoid unprocessed raw meats for dogs

WORM TREATMENTS

VELOXA is a tasty chewable broad-spectrum wormer developed to tackle all common intestinal worms.

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