Even a well-maintained pets can get helminth infection (worms). Parasitic worms are divided into roundworms (nematodes) and flatworms (Cestoda).
The main ways roads to get helminth infection:
- Oral – eggs or larvae get into the mouth from the polluted environment, by licking various objects or animal faeces.
- Via the feed – when raw meat, fish is contaminated with worm eggs or larvae. Puppies can also become infected when they suckle milk from the mother.
- Ectoparasites (fleas) – when animal swallows fleas infected with tapeworm eggs.
- Transplacental (via the placenta) – puppies may be born already having larvae, infected through the mother‘s placenta.
The most common canine and feline nematodes -Toxacara canis, Toxacara Cati, Toxascaris leonine. Cestoda -Dipylidium caninum.
Infected pets with feces spread helminth eggs, which are also dangerous for people. Therefore it is very important to de-worm dogs and cats on time.
- Adult animals are dewormed every 3-4 months.
- Young puppies are dewormed from 3-4 weeks of age and up to 6 months. Medicines are given every month, later every 3-4 months.
- Young kittens are dewormed from 6 weeks of age and up to 6 months. Medicines are given every month, later every 3-4 months.
- Before any vaccine, at least 7-10 days, the animal must be dewormed. If an animal is not dewormed a vaccine may not be effective because of insufficient immunity.
In our veterinary clinic You fil find a wide range of anthelmintics – tablets, tablets with taste, coated tablets, pastes and etc.