Q & A: Effects of worms

Q: What are the possible effects that worms can have on my pets?

A: Worms are just horrible and not easy to get rid of – this is why you have to treat your pets against worms.

Tapeworms lead to your pet suffering deprivation of the important vitamins and minerals that he needs to stay healthy.

Roundworm infestation causes diarrhoea or constipation, stunted growth, vomiting, dehydration and a bloated belly.

Whipworm infestation can cause diarrhoea, anaemia and dehydration.

Hookworms can lead to anaemia, bleeding and diarrhoea.

Spirocerca lupi forms nodules in the dog’s oesophagus, which can contain numerous worms. The nodules can become cancerous with time.