Dog worming advice for Spring
March 7, 2021
Spring is in the air, and worms are on the move. That’s why it’s so important to protect your dog from worms and the health problems they can cause.
Did you know that your dog could be more susceptible to certain worms depending on their age and behaviour?
- Very young dogs tend to be at higher risk of picking up roundworm.
- Dogs who scavenge for food increase their exposure to tapeworms.
- Dogs who play with toys in the garden are more at risk of contracting lungworm from the slime of infected slugs and snails, especially if their these are left out overnight. You shouldn’t let your dog eat slugs and snails either, as lungworm can often be fatal.
As with fleas, you can protect your dog all year round from worms. However, it’s also important to reduce your pet’s exposure to them.
Here’s our dog worming advice for spring:
- Make sure your dog’s worm treatments are up to date.
- Always give your dog the right worming dosage for their weight.
- If you have a puppy or a new adult dog, get them checked by a vet to ensure they don’t already have a case of worms.
- Wash your hands before and after handling your dog, their food bowls, toys, and bedding. This is especially important if you have young children. Also, you should wash your hands after touching worm treatments.
- Try and stop your dog from scavenging as some worms can live on other host animals, including dead ones.
- Ensure your dog is up to date with flea treatments too as fleas can carry some worm infections.
If you’re not sure when your dog is next due their flea and worm treatments, or which product is best suited to your dog, get in touch with our team.