Risk to your family

Risks to your family
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Worms can easily pass from pets to people, through:

  • Grooming
  • Stroking
  • Licking owner’s faces
  • Even the family home (think the soil in the garden, sand in the sandpit, play areas etc)

In the UK tapeworm, and a type of roundworm known as toxocara, are the most common types of worm transferred from dogs and cats to their unsuspecting owners.

Those most at risk are children, the elderly and those with reduced immune systems but everyone should get into the habit of washing their hands regularly, especially before eating. Ensuring the family pet gets wormed at regular intervals with a vet strength wormer will get rid of the most common worm infestations.

Fact to make you fidget...

80% of children kiss their pet. That conjures up a lovely image, until you are hit with the realisation that those pets may have just ingested worm eggs...

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