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Worm infestation (in parasitology and epidemiology, infestation is the penetration of xenobiotics (Gr. xenon alien + bios life) into the body of a subject) is a quite serious disease. Depending on the type of worm that has invaded the animal’s body, invasions can be divided into different forms according to the complexity of the disease.

Cases of worm invasion

Sometimes, in some cases of worm invasion, it is sufficient for only one worm to enter the body, which can cause the most severe and sometimes even fatal disease. In such cases, immediate de-helmintization and further prophylactic de-helmintizations, repeated regularly over a period of 3 or 6 months, are necessary.


However, in addition to worms that are very dangerous to the body, there are other worms that are quite pleasant to the animal or human body. In this case, it is no longer a question of absolute elimination of the worms from the body, but of maintaining a certain number of parasites.

Recently, endemic prophylactic dehelmintization has become the norm among dog and cat breeders. On the one hand, this is a good thing (if the animal is really infected), on the other hand, it is a completely unnecessary action (even harmful) if the animal is healthy.

It is, of course, up to you to decide whether your dog needs prophylactic de-helminticisation. However, instead of poisoning your dog’s system with anthelmintics for nothing, it is better to submit the faeces for analysis of worm eggs or to have a blood test for worms and the protozoan Giardia lamblia (worms can also be detected by saliva tests).

Remember that each anti-worm product has its own area of action. Before use, read the conditions of use and determine the type of worms you are going to fight.

For preventive purposes, de-worming of dogs should be carried out between once or twice a year and once every 4 months, depending on the situation. In cases of high risk of contamination – feeding on dry offal or meat, fish, eating rubbish or faeces outdoors – de-worming canonce every 4 months.

De-helmintisation is necessary before vaccination if the last prophylactic de-helmintisation was more than 4-6 months ago. The animal may not be vaccinated until two weeks after deworming. Please note that the dewormer should be given twice, 10-14 days apart. A single administration of the drug only eliminates the adult form of the worm, but not the eggs.

Within 10-12 days, new worms hatch from the eggs and the second time you give the medicine, you kill them. It is dangerous to vaccinate an animal with worms.

Please note that dehelminthising products must be given strictly according to the weight of the animal, so be sure to weigh the animal before feeding it! Read the instructions carefully and follow the dosage strictly!
Anti-worm medication should not be given during pregnancy and lactation, as it may adversely affect the health of the puppies.

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