Today’s dogs face more worm risk than ever

icon 50 per cent

50% of dog parks tested positive for whipworm, roundworm, or hookworm1

icon 1 in 5

1 in 5 dogs tested positive for intestinal parasites1

Which Worms Are Dogs At Risk From?

Worms in dogs such as: hookworms, whipworms, tapeworms, roundworms and heartworms can pose a health risk to your favorite pet. Preventing heartworm disease and treating and controlling intestinal parasites is the best defense for your dog against these dangerous pests.

  • icon heart and heartworm

    Did You Know?

    It only takes one bite from an infected mosquito to transmit heartworm disease to your dog.  Heartworm can be a silent killer and is easily preventable if you make sure your dog is protected all year round.

  • icon heart and heartworm

    Did You Know?

    Hookworms, roundworms, whipworms and tapeworms live in your dog’s body and grow to adulthood in the intestinal tract. That’s why broad-spectrum protection is important to help keep your dog healthy.

If your dog has heartworm disease or intestinal worms, the parasitic infection could cause:

  • Weight loss

  • Diarrhoea

  • Dehydration

  • Inflammation of large intestine

  • Anaemia

  • Blood loss

  • Coughing

  • Even death, if left untreated

Heartworms, Hookworms, Tapeworms, Roundworms And Whipworms In Dogs


Heartworm disease is a potentially deadly infection that starts with the bite of an infected mosquito. From there, the larvae penetrate into a dog’s tissue and migrate to the bloodstream before entering the heart and lungs. Heartworms can live in an infected dog for 5-7 years, so they can produce severe damage in your dog’s heart and lungs over time.

Heartworm disease signs for dogs can include:

  • Coughing
  • Exercise intolerance
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Enlarged liver
  • Death
icon heart and heartworm

Test Your Worm IQ: What's your dog's risk?

Do you exercise your dog off the leash? Does your pet ever catch animals? All these things affect your pet's risk of getting worms. Every situation is different and you may need to deworm your pet as regularly as monthly.

It takes 30 days or less for some eggs to develop into harmful worms

Take just 3 minutes to assess your dog's risk and receive a report to take to your vet.

Question 1

Your dog could get whipworms from your daily walk.

1 of 5

Are All Dewormers The Same?

Milbemax (milbemycin oxime/praziquantel) protects against five types of dangerous worms.

Benefits of broad-spectrum protection

photo Milbemax package
  • Small tablet and wide dosing band means de-worming your dog is a breeze and Indicated for use in dogs from 2 weeks of age and 500g or greater

  • Monthly protection against Heartworm disease, Hookworms, Tapeworms, Roundworms and Whipworms

  • Helps keep your dog happy and healthy all year round


Milbemax is a broad-spectrum all wormer for the treatment and control of roundworm, hookworm, whipworm and tapeworm and for the prevention of heartworm when used monthly.

Important Information

Read product leaflet for full instructions. Before starting Milbemax, you should have your veterinarian confirm that your dog does not have heartworm. For heartworm prevention, Milbemax must be administered every month, preferably on the same date each month. The safe administration of Milbemax is supported in dogs from 0.5 kg and 2 weeks of age. In hydatid tapeworm areas, dogs should be dosed monthly or on vet advice.

Connect with Elanco

© 2021 Elanco or its affiliates Information on this site is intended for adults, 18 years of age or older.