Routine preventative deworming regimen are strongly recommended for all pets.
Puppies are known to get round worms from their mothers before they are born. Puppies and kittens can also acquire worms from their mother’s environment.
Worms may prevent the young pets to grow properly while some adult pets overall health may be compromised when they have worms. Pets may shed worm eggs in feces into the environment.
Children or adult humans who accidental consume infective eggs of worms may have health issues such as cutaneous larval migrans (young round worms moving under the skin) or ocular larval migrans(young round worms moving into the eyes or other parts of the body). Please see the article on Roundworms and your furry friends in the Pet Health Library of our site.