FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How often should I worm my dog or cat?
In the first 12 weeks of life you pup or kitten should be wormed every 2 weeks starting from 3 weeks of age.
In the next 12 months we recommend your pup or kitten should be wormed every month.
After the animal is over 15 months of age we recommend you worm your animal every 3 months.
Can I get a yearly injection for intestinal worms?
No. There is no “yearly injection” that is registered in Australia at this time. A lot of owners get confused with the yearly injection that prevents heartworm. Heartworm is completely different to intestinal worms.
My dog rubs its bottom on the ground – is this from worms?
No. In nearly all cases this rubbing is associated with anal gland impaction that is causing the dog to develop an itching backside. Humans do not have these glands so we are not aware that dogs and cats do have glands on either side of their anus (backside). These glands are used for the animal to “mark its territory”. But sometimes these glands get blocked and the sac inside continues to get bigger until the animal has to rub along the ground to express the gland.