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Worm Control

Worms are common parasites in dogs and cats and if left untreated may cause severe illness or even death. Worms in dogs and cats may also cause disease in humans. Regular treatment for worms and good personal and environmental hygiene measures should be taken to ensure that families and pets live together as safely as possible.

Intestinal worms in dogs and cats

Intestinal worms in dogs and cats  

There are a number of different worms which can affect your dog and cat, some can even cause disease in humans.

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Protect your pet & family from intestinal worms

Protect your pet & family from intestinal worms  

Prevention is better than cure. The importance of prevention in the control of intestinal worms in both dogs & cats should not be underestimated. Some worms that infect pets can pose a significant risk to human health.

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Dog & cat worms in humans

Dog & cat worms in humans  

Some parasitic life stages from intestinal worms of dogs and cats may also infect humans, if given the chance. When humans are infected by these parasites, the condition is referred to as a "parasitic zoonosis".

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Tapeworms

Tapeworms  

Dogs can be infected by several different species of tapeworm. The species of greatest importance include Dipylidium caninum (flea tapeworm) and Echinococcus granulosus (hydatid tapeworm).

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Worm prevention tips

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Follow these simple tips to ensure your pet and home are protected against worm infestation.

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