Scheme for individual deworming of dogs

How often should dogs and cats be dewormed?

Parasite infections should be controlled through endoparasite and ectoparasite management and treatment.  Few parasite infections are strictly age-related; the risk continues as the animal ages and so consideration should be given to provide each dog and cat with appropriate worm control throughout its lifetime. The routine testing, treatment and prevention of all worms depends upon legislation in individual countries, veterinary professionals taking local epidemiological circumstances into account, owner perception and individual risk assessments i.e. hunting pets, previous lungworm exposure, raw meat diets etc. Deworming practices should therefore always be on the advice of a veterinary professional. ESCCAP's schemes for the individual deworming of dogs and cats are available in several languages.