Unlike fleas that can be seen on your pet, worms are internal so may go unnoticed. Once they have found their way into the gut, parasitic worms will survive by sucking on your pet’s blood. If left untreated, they can be a serious health risk. As they are internal, they may go unnoticed which is why it important to treat your pet as per our worming protocol below. And remember, worms pose a threat not only to our pets but to human health as well.


Franklin Vets Worming Protocol

Dogs

  • Starting at 2 weeks of age, use an all wormer every 2 weeks up until 12 weeks of age
    • Lactating bitch to be treated when puppies are 2 weeks old as well
  • Monthly treatment from 12 weeks up until 6 months of age
  • 3 monthly treatment with all wormer recommended after 6 months of age
  • Farm dogs on property with sheep – to receive a monthly praziquantel treatment for the management of T.ovis (Wormicide or Droncit)

Cats

  • Starting at 2 weeks of age, use an all wormer every 2 weeks up until 12 weeks of age
    • Lactating queen to be treated when kittens are 2 weeks old as well
  • Monthly treatment from 12 weeks up until 6 months of age
  • 3 monthly treatment with all wormer recommended after 6 months of age, for most cats (that do any of the following; spend time outdoors, hunt, eat raw meat, and/or live in household with young children).
    • If the cat is regularly flea treated (every month/3 months depending on brand used), then worming every 6 months is sufficient
  • Indoor-only adult cats who are unlikely to hunt rodents, are OK to be treated once every 6-12 monthly with an allwormer
  • With respect to lungworm infections in cats that are hunters, it is recommended to use a flea/worm product effective against lungworm (e.g. Bravecto Plus).

Worming Chart

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