Worming

Kittens and puppies are generally born with a worm infestation.  It is not always easy to detect worms in your pet, however, in the case of severe infection; the following symptoms may be present:

  • Diarrhoea and/or vomiting
  • Pot-belly
  • Weight loss (despite a good appetite)
  • Irritation around the bottom (pet scoots on his bottom)
  • White segments in the faeces or around the anus
  • Dull or pale coat

How often should I worm my pet?

Puppies & kittens – initial treatment at 2 weeks, repeat every 2 weeks until 12 weeks of age.  Repeat monthly until 6 months old, then start on an adult schedule of every 3 months for life.

  • Breeding bitches – treat during the pregnancy.  Then one week before whelping.  Repeat 3 to 4 weeks after the birth.
  • Breeding queens – treat at mating and again just before kittening.  Repeat 3-4 weeks after the birth.
  • Adult dogs & cats – Treat every 3 months.
  • Newly acquired adult pets – Worm on arrival and repeat 2 weeks later.  Continue with a single dose every 3 months.

Regular worming of pets along with good hygiene will also protect the human family members, especially children from worm infections.

Location Hours

Monday - Friday 8:00am – 7:00pm

Saturday 8:30am – 3:00pm

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in Conjunction with the Christchurch Afterhours Veterinary Clinic
Tel: (03) 366 1052