Worming cats and dogs is very important, as there is a risk to humans especially children. Every year in this country a number of children go blind due to damage from worms found in pet’s faeces.
PUPPIES AND DOGS
- Worm at 2 weeks old
- Then every 2 weeks until 12 weeks old.
- Then every month until 6 months old
- Then every 3 months routinely
If dog is fed a ‘raw meat’ diet or regularly hunts and eats prey or eats slugs and snails then worm monthly as a routine.
WHAT TO USE IN DOGS?
- Panacur granules or paste for puppies weighing less than 0.5kg. (Available in granules/paste/liquid) dose daily for 3 days each time they are wormed
- Milbemax tablets for puppies and adult dogs
KITTENS AND CATS
- Worm at 6 weeks old
- Then every 2 weeks until 12 weeks old
- Then worm every 3 months routinely
WHAT TO USE IN CATS?
- Panacur granules or paste for kittens weighing less than 0.5kg
- Profender is the easiest thing to use if you don’t like tableting your cat (kittens must be over 0.5kg and at least 8weeks old to use Profender)
- Milbemax tablets for kittens over 6 weeks old and adult cats
IF CATS/DOGS GO OVERSEAS TO ENDEMIC AREAS NEED MONTHLY TREATMENT FOR HEARTWORM/ECHINOCOCCUS MULTILOCULARIS (SEE THE VETS TO DISCUSS THIS).
Rabbits suffer from a protozoal parasite called Encephalitatozoon Cuniculi. This can cause a fatal disease in rabbits that is very difficult to treat. There is one way to prevent this disease:
Panacur Rabbit - use for 9 consecutive days 2-4 times a year.