Southern Cross Veterinary Clinic in Port Elizabeth

Worms may pose a threat to your family as well as to your pet. In pets, worms can cause anaemia, malnutrition, and gastroenteritis. Puppies may develop pot bellies and malnourished animals will be more susceptible to viral and bacterial diseases. Puppies and kittens should be dewormed every two weeks until they are twelve weeks old, and thereafter at monthly intervals until they are six months old. After this age, pets should be dewormed every three to six months. Prevention of worm infestation is difficult as wandering cats may defaecate in your garden. Try to pick up all dog and cat faeces at least twice a week to eliminate the source of infestation. Fleas are the intermediate host in the life cycle of the dog and cat tapeworm, and so adequate and regular flea control is essential. We offer a comprehensive range of over the counter deworming products to suit both cats and dogs.

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