Worming is an important aspect of looking after your dog. You will need to worm him regularly for roundworms, especially if he is in close contact with young children as these worms can also affect humans. For most adult dogs, it is sufficient to worm routinely every 3 months, but if you actually see worms, you will have to treat him more often, as advised by your veterinarian. There are many safe, effective products available which will eliminate these worms. Your veterinarian will be able to prescribe a suitable treatment.

Tapeworms may also be a problem from time to time. If your dog is infected, you will probably notice the tapeworm segments in his fur around his back end or in the faeces. They look like grains of rice and are often seen to move. Occasionally, you may see a larger segment of the tapeworm, which will be flat and ribbon-like. One type of tapeworm affecting dogs may be acquired by eating untreated offal of animals, especially sheep, which harbour the intermediate stage of the parasite. Another type of tapeworm is transmitted by fleas, and it is therefore wise to treat your dog for fleas if you notice any tapeworms. The ordinary roundworm tablets are not effective against tapeworms and a different form of treatment is required. Some products available for dogs are effective against both round- and tapeworms; please ask your veterinarian for advice.

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