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  • Roundworms can infect people and cause serious diseases. Toxocara spp. for example can cause ill health and even blindness.

  • Ticks transmit illnesses such as Lyme disease, which can affect people as well as pets.

  • Fleas bite people and can cause allergic reactions but also transmit diseases.

Did you know that?

Children under 5, pregnant women, adults over 65 and people with a compromised immune system are particularly susceptible to zoonotic diseases.

Fleas and ticks can also bite people, causing irritation and even transmitting disease.

Soil may contain infective worm eggs that children could easily ingest. Cats’ and dogs’ droppings can cause this contamination, the key route of transmission of Toxocara spp. to humans.

First-time exposure of pregnant women to roundworms may be associated with reproductive disorders.

Help protect your family: treat your dog inside and out. Ask your vet about recent innovations in parasite control.

In addition, there are a number of simple precautions you can take

Keep up with your pet‘s vaccines.

Provide your pet with a good diet, fresh water and clean bedding.

KEEP IN MIND TO ...

... always wash your hands and follow good hygiene practices.

... handle food safely.

... prevent bites from mosquitoes and ticks.

... be aware of zoonotic diseases both at home and when you travel.

Regular parasite treatment is essential for your dog’s health and the protection of your family. According to the ESCCAP guidelines monthly deworming is recommended for dogs in contact with children or immune-compromised persons.1

  1. ESCCAP Guideline 03 Fourth Edition "Control of ectoparasites in Dogs and Cats“, January 2016 / ESCCAP Guideline 01 Second Edition "Worm Control in Dogs and Cats“, September 2010.
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