We are open for business to see emergencies and to dispense and deliver medication. However, due to the current coronavirus pandemic, we are making some changes and taking addtional steps to ensure that we can continue to stay open for emergencies and delivery of medication for as long as it is safe to do so. Therefore, for the time being , we are closed on Saturdays and will not be seeing any non-emergency patients in the practice at any time. However, please book a video or telephone consultation and if, following this, we think your pet needs to be examined urgently, we will make arrangements to see them in the practice or deliver medications to you. Please see here for the information emails sent to our clients about this situation and do call if you have any queries.
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.