Signs of worms

Your pet is likely to be exposed to all kinds of worms on a daily basis and can easily pick them up without you knowing. Many pets don’t even display any obvious symptoms that might make you wonder.

Signs of worms
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To help you play detective, here we list some of the common signs that indicate your pet may be infected. Of course, a lot of these could have different causes but it is worth talking to your vet if you have suspicions that worms may be to blame...

  • 'scooting' – whereby the animal drags it’s bottom along the carpet
  • vomiting*
  • diarrhoea*
  • smelly stools*
  • a dull, lifeless coat
  • loss of appetite
  • lack of energy
  • a pot bellied appearance – particularly in puppies and kittens
  • breathing difficulties/heaving
  • any general changes in behaviour

*if you look closely you can sometimes see worms in faeces or vomit

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