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All about worms Owner Factsheet

It can be alarming to discover that your dog has worms but it should not come as a surprise. All pets are affected at some stage in their life and many will be re-infected unless they are given regular, routine worming treatment. Except in rare cases, worms are unlikely to cause serious harm. Getting rid of worms is relatively simple and inexpensive so regular treatment is strongly recommended, particularly as some types of worm can be passed onto humans.

Echinococcus granulosus: adult ©Sheelagh Lloyd

What sort of worms affect dogs?

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What damage do worms cause?

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How are worms passed on?

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How can I tell if my dog has worms?

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How can worms be destroyed?

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Can my family catch worms from the dog?

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What can I do to reduce the risk?

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