There are many different types of worms that your pet can carry and certain worms can cause severe disease and even death. For this reason and to reduce the risk of certain worms spreading from your pet to you, it is important to give worming treatment regularly. Most animals show no clinical signs when infected with a low burden of worms, however, clinical signs can include:
Animals can pick up worms from other infected animals, eating raw meat or carcasses, eating the larvae or eggs of worms in faeces or grass and even from fleas as they can carry the tapeworm egg. How do you minimise the risk of you or your pet becoming infected with worms?