• Getting rid of worms

    When it comes to worms, no dog or cat is immune. In fact, puppies and kittens are born infected with roundworms and hookworms. Even in older dogs and cats, worms can exist in several stages — adult, larvae and eggs. The best way to effectively treat your dog or cat if you suspect worms is to:

    Confirm the presence of worms:
    Bring a stool sample that is less than 24 hours old to your vet to examine for the presence of worm eggs and to identify the type of worm causing the problem.
    Follow the treatment plan:
    Your veterinarian will recommend a plan to eliminate the worms in your dog or cat. This can include effective over-the-counter treatments.
    Read the label:
    Remember, if pesticides are misused, they can harm your pet! ALWAYS read the label of any pesticide product you use and follow directions carefully. Pay close attention to weight and age restrictions and do not use products for dogs on cats.
    Be patient:
    Treating worms in dogs and cats can be tricky because it’s not just the adults you need to target. There may be eggs and larvae still present in your pet or in the areas that your pet frequents. This means additional treatments may be required to completely rid your dog or cat of worms.