Your pet is not just an animal to you; they are your dear friend and part of the family. Every cuddle, every walk, every funny moment is precious, which is why it is very important to take care of your pet’s health.
Did you know that even healthy looking pets can carry worms? These parasites can cause suffering, illness and even death and can easily be spread from other infected animals, from eating raw meat and even from fleas which carry tapeworm eggs. These internal parasites will drain your pet of blood and nutrients. Some worms that infect pets will also infect people, making it even more important to treat this health issue as soon as possible especially for pets in homes with children, elderly people or immune compromised individuals.
Your pet won’t be able to tell you what’s wrong and many infected animals don’t show any outward signs, so you need to keep a close eye on the health of your furry friend. If left unchecked, a worm infection can have serious health implications.
In order to reduce the risk of a worm infection, you can maintain a regular worm treatment program for your pet as well as a flea treatment which can help to prevent tapeworms. Puppies and kittens are often born with worms which are passed along from their mother, so they should be de-wormed from as early as two weeks old for puppies and six weeks old for kittens.
Your pets are loyal to you and are always excited to see you when you walk in the door. You can count on them to be there to cheer you up when you are feeling down. In return, your pets are counting on you to take care of them, so don’t neglect this important aspect of their health.