Worms and other Intestinal Parasites …. Ewwww!
Intestinal worms are a very common and significant health threat for your pet. The tropical climate in which we live is very favourable for their life cycle and so they are able to reproduce quickly and easily, all year round, and large numbers can build up in the environment and in your pet rapidly. Treatment is simple with the right products.
Worms also present some health risks for people, especially children, the elderly or those with weakened immune systems.
Unfortunately, many products are sold and marketed as “all wormers” but this is not always the case. As an example, few of these products prevent heartworm (as many people assume) and none of these products worm for Spirometra which is a common tropical tape worm picked up by playing with or eating geckos.
The key to worming your pet correctly is the right product, given every 2-3 months, given at the right dose – which means you need to know your pet’s weight accurately. Guessing is not ok!