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Without ongoing treatment, worms pose an unseen risk to your dog and even your family. Worming your dog only kills the parasites at the time of treatment, so it’s important to treat regularly to avoid re-infection – at least every 3 months is recommended.
Worms are easily picked up from dog droppings, infected soil or even by swallowing infected fleas. And worm eggs can remain dormant in the dog’s environment (i.e. your backyard) for a long time, increasing the chance of re-infection or even members of your family coming into contact with them.
Also, some worms take only a few weeks to arrive in the intestine, mature and start laying eggs, that’s why your dog needs regular treatment.
Milbemax is a state-of-the-art broad spectrum all-wormer – a tiny tablet that works from the inside to kill internal parasites fast. Milbemax offers your dog and family effective protection from roundworm, hookworm, whipworm and tapeworm.
Worms can live anywhere in the body, though they prefer the lining of the intestine as it is an ideal place to breed.
Intestinal worms can cause many problems for your dog, including abdominal pain, diarrhoea, bloody stools, tiredness/lack of energy, poor growth and weight loss.
There are many types of tapeworm in Australia. The most dangerous to your family is hydatid tapeworm, as infection with this parasite can be fatal.A dog infected with hydatid tapeworm sheds eggs into the environment (i.e. your backyard) from their droppings. These eggs can stay active for years, increasing the risk of infection to dogs and owners.
Symptoms of infection include weight loss, diarrhoea, anal irritation (causing dogs to ‘scoot’, i.e. drag their behinds) and a poor coat. However, infected dogs sometimes show no symptoms at all.
Many puppies are born with a roundworm infection. Roundworm are named for their large, round bodies. They live in the small intestine and infestations are very common. The symptoms to look out for in young dogs include diarrhoea, vomiting, poor growth, tiredness/lack of energy, or having a ‘pot belly’.
Hookworm attach themselves to the lining of the small intestine and have a large appetite for blood. This makes them very dangerous for dogs, especially puppies, as they can cause severe anaemia or even death. Symptoms of infection include bleeding in the intestine (identified by blood in the stool), abdominal pain, diarrhoea and itchy skin sores. Heavy infections can cause serious anaemia (identified by pale gums and tiredness).
Whipworm are common in warm urban environments. The whipworm’s mouth has a spear that it uses to slash and puncture the intestinal lining to feed on blood and tissue. Symptoms of infection include diarrhoea or, in severe cases, anaemia.
Signs that your dog may have worms:
Milbemax broad spectrum all-wormer is suitable for all dogs, big or small. Treatment involves fewer tablets than some other leading brands: only one tablet for dogs up to 25kg; two tablets for dogs up to 50kg. So Milbemax makes it easier to deliver the right dose to your dog or puppy.
Puppies should be treated for worms at 2, 4, 6 and 12 weeks of age and at least every 3 months for the life of the dog.
Milbemax is suitable for breeding and lactating bitches*.