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The Different Types of Worm Infection in Cats, Dogs and Your Family
Health and Medical Author: Elisheva Wiriaatmadja
The Different Types of Worm Infection in Cats, Dogs and Your Family
Pet owners usually know that their cats and dogs should be regularly tested for worm infection by worms and regularly given worm medication for prevention.However, in this financial crunch, it is easier for people to just become complacent than having to spend their hard-earned money on worms.

Your cats and dogs may be the ones carrying worms, but there are different type of worms that can actually cause harm to your family and other families as well. Below in this article you will find the different kind of worms that exists and threatens your pet's health and also the harm they may cause. Continue reading the article below and you will find that preventing your pet and family from a worm infection is really money well spent.

Roundworms are usually found in Cats, kittens, dogs and humans. Usually all puppies are born carriers of roundworm. Roundworm eggs are found in the faeces by infected animals and long after the faeces disappears, they can survive for 3 years. Humans can get infected by swallowing the eggs if they get them on their hands and handle food without washing them.

The three kinds of tapeworms are Echinococcus, Taenia and Dipylidium. The Taenia is the most commonly known throughout the UK. They don't pose any health risk to man, cats or dogs. However, this kind of tapeworm infections usually causes cysts in sheep and cattle which make them unfit for sale.

Cats, dogs and very occasionally man can get infected by hookworms. The eggs is shed into the environment and allowed to burrow into the skin through the feet.

All states in the USA have cases of heartworm infection but the UK does not. Cats and dogs with light heartworm infection will not show any symptoms at all. However, severe heartworm infection can cause all kinds of organ damage and also anaemia and even death.

Now that you know the different kinds of worm infection and also the health risk it takes to your family as well, will hopefully make you realise that spending money on worm prevention is a wise thing to do.
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