Pet care company, Bob Martin, has donated Clear 3 in 1 worming tablets to Battersea Dogs & Cats Home (BDCH). Its support has ensured that every dog is treated for worms as soon as they arrive, while they wait for a new home. The company has been supporting BDCH since 2013.
Finn the puppy was extremely underweight and suffering from diarrhoea and vomiting when he was found in West London. The vets at Battersea discovered he was also passing live worms. He was quickly treated with a longer course of the worming tablets, antibiotics and was put on a special diet to help him recover.
Worms steal the nutrition meant for the animal and multiply very quickly, so if the dog is not treated early on, worms can become life-threatening for young puppies. Worms can also be passed onto family members and children, impacting the family’s health too.
As rescue puppy Finn was so small and weak when he arrived at Battersea, it took him a few months to fully recover with careful monitoring. BDCH team member Stacey Chapple welcomed Finn into her family. Finn is now in training to be a specialist search dog.
Stacey said, “Finn is very easy going, a bit of a goofball and regularly has me in stitches. It’s hard to imagine how poorly he was when he was first brought into BDCH. He really enjoys his training, especially when a tennis ball is involved. We’re looking forward to a special first Christmas together.”
Georgina Martin, group marketing director at Bob Martin, said, “We were so pleased to hear of Finn’s recovery and rehoming story. We care about the animals at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home which is why we want to keep them worm free, happy and healthy.
“We are proud to support BDCH by donating 3 in 1 wormers for the dogs that come in before they find their new home. It’s particularly heart-warming to hear stories like Finn’s and to see the great progress he has made.”
Most dogs are affected by worms at some point in their life. Spotting a worm infestation in dogs can be difficult. Common symptoms include:
- Tired, listless
- Loss of appetite or weight loss
- Swollen belly
- Diarrhoea or vomiting
Bob Martin recommends treating all puppies for worms and carrying out a Clear 3 in 1 worming treatment on dogs every three to four months as a preventative measure.
Donating to BDCH
Bob Martin has also donated 83,000 litres of Felight Cat Litter to BDCH. The company enables its customers to make financial contributions through its Bob Martin Vetcare website. They have the option of rounding up their shopping to the nearest pound to go towards the Battersea Dogs & Cats Home’s Veterinary Hospital Appeal.
Battersea’s head vet, Shaun Opperman said: “We’re grateful for the continued support of BobMartin. The donation of wormers, as well as the money raised from Bob Martin’s Vetcare customers have made a real difference to our animals this year.”