WE ARE NOW OPEN FULL HOURS FOR ALL PATIENTS AND ARE INVITING PEOPLE INTO THE PRACTICE ONCE AGAIN. As of the 24th July 2020, we have been welcoming a limited number of clients into the practice. Video consults are still available for those who wish to reduce their contact with others or who are self isolating. For the safety of all people who enter the practice, we have installed perspex screens in certain areas. We are only allowing a maximum of 2 households (2 people per household max.) into the premises at any one time. Please be aware that only one person may be able to accompany a pet into the consultation room itself (the other person may need to wait in reception). We are also asking that all visitors and clients wear a mask at all times when in the practice. There are exceptions for those who may struggle with these measures and please do call if you have any concerns. Please see here for the information emails sent to our clients about this situation.
Worms are parasites (organisms that live inside your dog).
If you're worried that your dog might have worms, here are some of the signs to look out for:
(Note that your dog might appear perfectly fine, only appearing unwell when already heavily infected)
Weight loss, especially if they also seem very hungry
Some dogs, especially puppies, may have a round or swollen abdomen
These signs may also indicate a different problem, such as bacterial or a viral infections or having eaten something they shouldn't (like a toy or a stone). Vomiting and diarrhoea are common signs of lots of different diseases, that's why it's important to see a vet.