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Let’s face it: Your puppy has worms.

And let’s be honest about it: So could you.

 

Our rescue puppies were very sick when we got them at first. After going through dealing with live worms, you might want to deworm the whole family. :(

Our rescue puppies were very sick when we got them at first. After going through dealing with live worms, you might want to deworm the whole family. 😦

 

Worms are passed on from the mother to the puppy and there’s nothing we can do about it besides deworming your puppy on a regular basis.

 

The reinfection rate is high, as most worms are designed to survive in the ground for long enough to be picked up again. That’s why you need to have a Deworming Schedule.

 

Unfortunately, worms can be passed on from dog to human. Usually zoonotic illnesses rarely spread from dogs to humans.

 

Preventative methods to reduce the risk of infection should therefore be standard when handling puppies. Picking up and safely disposing of poo right away, sterilising soiled areas, washing hands frequently, keeping flies at bay will go a long way for staying healthy.

 

But when handling infected rescue puppies, a round of deworming tablets for your family might be a good idea. Especially children are at risk.

 

Deworming tablets for humans are cheap and easy to get over the counter.

 

It is less complicated to simply deworm than to test for worm infections.

 

So when your puppies have been treated and are clean from worms, treat yourself and your family to some deworming medicine for peace of mind.

 

In case you need further convincing, go watch this video of the worms crawling about, it is totally gross. I filmed it, yet I can’t look at it myself! So, you have been warned:

 

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