Protecting Your Pet Against Worms
Worms (tapeworms, roundworms, hookworms, and whipworms) survive in pets by draining pets of their nutrients and blood. Pets with worms can experience anemia (low red blood cell count), lethargy, and poor appetite. Severe cases of worms can even become fatal for some pets.
- Eating fleas
- Catching mice, rats, or other small prey
- Eating feces of other pets and animals
- Weight loss
- Dull coat
- Swollen belly
- Blood or mucus in the stool
Pets most at risk include kittens, puppies, and pets that have been raised in yards or on farms.
It is recommended that you deworm your pet every six months.