Deworming your pets: Why is it so important?

Sample obtained by endoscopy performed at the Marina Baixa Veterinary Hospital of a puppy with a cough - many worms can be seen.

The deworming of our pets must be essential throughout the life of the animal, since parasites can negatively affect their health, and sometimes they can even be transmitted to humans and other animals.

As a preventive measure, and to avoid health problems, internal deworming should be carried out every 3 or 4 months, throughout the life of your dog.

Maintaining periodic deworming protocols throughout the life of the animals and carrying out stool tests on a regular basis are the most effective tools that pet owners must follow to prevent infection in dogs and cats. The spread of zoonotic diseases must be prevented
and that parasites are not transmitted to people or other animals.

It is advisable to prevent animals from coming into contact with rodents, snails, slugs, carcasses, placentas or remains of abortions, as well as avoiding access to food scraps, raw meat or fish and viscera.

The veterinarian is the only qualified professional to advise you on the appropriate medications for external and internal deworming of your pet.

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