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Table 12 Canine lifestyle and deworming frequency

From: Survey of European pet owners quantifying endoparasitic infection risk and implications for deworming recommendations

Reported risk or behavior France
(n = 500)
Germany
(n = 500)
Spain
(n = 501)
Sweden
(n = 500)
UK
(n = 500)
EU Average
(n = 2501)
ESCCAP recommended deworming frequency
  %a N b %a N b %a N b %a N b %a N b %a N b  
Goes outside beyond garden, contact with other animals, eats slugs, snails, grass or raw meat and lives with children 21 2.5 11 2.4 18 3.5 9 0.9 7 3.7 13 2.62 Monthly
Goes outside only in garden, eats slugs, snails, grass or prey and lives with children 16 2.1 10 2.1 7 2.2 6 1.1 2 4.0 8 2.29 Monthly
Goes outside beyond garden off lead, eats slugs, snails, grass or raw meat and lives with children 12 2.4 43 2.1 8 3.0 35 1.1 25 3.5 25 2.42 Monthly
  1. aPercent of dogs with behaviour or risk factor described
  2. bReported number of deworming treatments per year