My new kitten acquired the nickname ‘Fat Freddie’ because she had the cutest, round pot belly I’d ever seen. However, I was in for a surprise when on her first visit to the vet I discovered her roly-poly tummy was a symptom of intestinal worms!
Thankfully, Freddie would be fine (and a little slimmer) after a few days of treatment, and the vet reassured me that even the most loved, happy and healthy pets can get worms.
A wormy world
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...