Worms are a common problem for cats and dogs – especially young kittens and puppies. The nasty parasites live inside their stomach and intestines – getting first dibs on the nutrients and goodness in their food.
Worms come in many shapes and sizes, from the large, stringy roundworm to the tiny hookworm. The two most prevalent are the tapeworm and roundworm.
Tapeworms develop inside fleas that have eaten tapeworm eggs, which the pet then swallows when grooming. Widespread in your pet’s environment, they can grow up to half a metre long and deprive your pet of valuable nutrients from their ideal spot in the intestinal tract.
Roundworms live in the stomach and are contracted when, via an innocent sniff or accidental tread, your...