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There are two common types of intestinal worms that infect both cats and dogs, roundworms and tapeworms. The former looks like strands of spaghetti and the latter looks like strands of flattened rice grains. Worm infestation may cause vomiting, diarrhoea or constipation, leading to weight loss.
Note that all kittens and puppies are already infected with intestinal worms from birth as it is passed on from their mother.
Deworming pills can be obtained from any animal clinic, however the animal should be weighed first to determine the correct dosage. Kittens and puppies are usually given a paste like form of medication to kill the worms and should be given this over a two week period. Dogs and cats that are let outside should be dewormed at least once every six months. Indoor cats should be dewormed annually or not at all, so we recommend keeping your cat safe at home.
|Our priority now is on housing the remaining 16 dogs from the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami, many of whom have owners, but who are unable to take them back. The area (land) where the Earthquake dogs are now housed, has been rented for many years but now due to changing circumstances of the owners, is due to be returned to them. That means there is some urgency in building new kennels for them in Sasayama. Your continuing support is appreciated.|