If your pet appears to be in good health it’s easy to become complacent about worming. Why go to the expense and hassle of trying to get a tablet in them every few months if they seem to be perfectly fine?
The answer is simple. Tapeworm, roundworm, lungworm, hookworm, heartworm, whipworm and eyeworm – they're all just as nasty as they sound.
They can live off your pet for weeks or months without your pet showing noticeable symptoms yet during that time they can be doing lasting damage to your pet’s respiratory, cardiovascular and digestive system as well as other internal organs. They can even prove fatal.
Worming regularly, and with a broad spectrum, ‘vet strength’ treatment, is the only way to ensure any worms already inside aren’t allowed to mature and go on to affect your pet’s health.
In western Europe, up to 44% of the human population have been infected by the Toxocara (roundworm) worm at some point in their lives.
(Strube, C, Heuer, L & Janecek, E: Vet Parasitol. 193 (2013) iv 375-389)