Cestem Worming Guide

Worms and your dog:

Worms live in your dogs intestines by attaching themselves to the gut wall and feeding on digested food or blood. There are many different types of worm that can infect your dog, these are shown below:





These are thought to infect around 10% of adult dogs at any one time. Dogs can pick up roundworm eggs from the faeces of infected dogs or foxes. In addition, puppies can become infected during pregnancy or through their mothers milk.
Tapeworms have an appearance of a segmented, flattened ribbon and, in infected dogs, segments may be seen passing out in the faeces. Dogs can become infected by eating inadequately cooked meat or by accidentally ingesting infected fleas.Although small, hookworms have a large mouth containing teeth or 'cutting plates' which they use to slash the intestinal mucosa and feed off blood. Heavy infestations can cause diarrhoea and, in some cases, anaemia.These attach themselves to the large intestine and heavy infestations may cause bloody diarrhoea. Dogs become infected by ingesting whipworm eggs, which can survive in the environment for long periods.

The importance of regular worming:

As well as infecting dogs, the roundworm Toxacara canis and the tapeworm Echinococcus granulosus product eggs which can also infect people. Regular worming is therefore essential to eliminate worms from your pet and reduce worm eggs in the environment.

Cestem Flavoured tablets contains three active ingredients which have proven efficacy against all commonly occurring species of intestinal worm found in UK dogs. It is also approved for use as part of the Pet Travel Scheme.

How often should I treat for worms with Cestem?
Puppies:Adult Dogs:

Puppies commonly become infected with the roundworm Toxacara canis during pregnancy or when suckling milk. It is therefore important to worm puppies at the age of 2 weeks and every 2 weeks thereafter until they are 12 weeks old.

To prevent puppies from being re-infected during suckling, it is also advisable to treat the mother 2 weeks after she gives birth and then every 2 weeks until the puppies have been weaned.

Adult dogs should be treated every 3 months. For routine treatment, a single dose is recommended. In the event of heavy roundworm infestation, a repeat dose should be given after 14 days.

Fleas can transmit tapeworm to dogs, so regular flea treatment is also advisable to reduce the risk of re-infestation.

How to administer Cestem flavoured worming tablets:
Cestem tablets are liver flavoured and therefore readily accepted bt most dogs, either mixed in the food or given as a tasty treat. There are two sizes available:
Bodyweight (kg)Tablet QuantityBodyweight (kg)Tablet Quantity
1/2 Tablet17.51/2 Tablet
> 5-101 Tablet> 17.5-351 Tablet
> 10-151 1/2 Tablets> 35-52.21 1/2 Tablets
> 15-202 Tablets> 52.2-702 Tablets

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