Because these worms are different, it takes different drugs to kill them. Most wormers contain a combination of safe drugs which does this. Be aware that some pet-shop wormers only kill one type of dog or cat worm and not both tapeworms and roundworms. The roundworm, Toxocara is the reason you always worm pups every 2 weeks from 2-3 weeks of age. Many pet-shop products still use an old product (check and see), to which many worms are now resistant. De-worming is NOT expensive. We always advise you at the time we see pups for their first check – which are free at Parkside.
These wormers are included in our Premier Pet Club, as well as monthly flea protection, annual vaccinations and more!
If you have a young dog who eats his or other motions (some do for a while!), then deworm every MONTH.
Adult dogs and cats receive ONE dose of wormer from us which kills ALL types of worms which a dog or cat might carry – we use a tablet which kills all types of worms in one dose. A complete wormer is now available for cats as a spot-on liquid – very easy to administer, on the back of the neck, where it absorbs through the skin – and very safe! An even newer one will also kill fleas and ticks in cats at the same time – we’ve been looking for this for a long time!
You can buy wormers at any surgery – no need to see your pet, just call in and remember that our Drontal tablets are even cheaper than Pets at Home prices – see our price comparison at each surgery.
Remember that good hygiene is the best way to protect yourself and your pets from worm infections – encourage children to wash their hands after playing with animals, especially when they’ve been outside, and also clean up after your pets. Parkside promotes responsible pet-ownership and strongly recommends that you pick up faeces as soon as they have been passed, especially in public areas. Bags are freely available at all surgeries, for the Dundee area, courtesy of Dundee City council.
If you need to be reminded to deworm your dog or cat, update your mobile number when you buy your next wormer at a Parkside surgery and thereafter you will receive a text when the next dose is due!
Have a look at the different worm types on Bayer’s No-Worm website.