But dogs are at risk too, and I would particularly recommend regular de-worming treatment if you have small children in your family as tapeworm can be transmitted to humans.
How can you spot tapeworm? Sometimes, they are not visible to the naked eye, but should you see small rice-grain sized and shaped globules near your pet’s bottom, then these could be tapeworm segments and I would strongly advise seeing your veterinarian for the appropriate treatment.
We recommend de-worming your pet every three months and this can be done with a tablet or a spot-on treatment for cats.
When we speak about external parasites, we mainly mean fleas and ticks, and while fleas are quite rare in the UAE, ticks are on the rise and can carry very nasty diseases that can be transferred to your pet.
Ehrlichia is one such disease that affects dogs. It is a parasite that infects the blood of canines and can lead to life-threatening anaemia (reduced red blood cell count) and other complications.
In order to prevent this, we strongly recommend regular external parasite prevention for both dogs and cats. These are available in a variety of forms including three monthly tablets or six monthly collars.
We regard parasite prevention as being an essential part of your pet’s preventative healthcare.