The thought of worms alone is generally enough to make anyone’s skin crawl. Especially when we talk about the ones that your pet can transfer to you and your children.
Worming is easily and commonly forgotten by pet owners. A lot of pet owners do not know what they are covering for, what they should cover for, or even why.
The scariest thought is that sometimes, you will not even know you or your child/ren have been infected. Problems from worm infestation can range from cysts forming that require surgery to blindness in children.
The most common way for transmission of these creepy creatures is by the dog ingesting eggs on the ground. They then hatch inside the animal’s gastrointestinal tract, lay more eggs, that are then excreted in the faeces, to continue on with another life cycle. This cycle varies, of course, depending on the type of worm.
The following list of worms can be transferred from your pet to you or your child/ren.
This schedule will vary depending on the quality of the wormer used. Poor quality wormers generally require treatment more frequently. Most veterinarians use a worming prevention that suits the above example. It is always a good idea to contact your local Veterinary Clinic and find out what they use.
Worms are so easily preventable that not treating, is unnecessary, especially when you are potentially risking the health of your pet, yourself and your child/ren.
If you are concerned that you, your child/ren or your pet are infected with any type of worm, contact your doctor/veterinarian immediately for a confirmed diagnosis.
Prevention is the key to keep your household safe!
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