Worming

We recommend the use of Drontal or Milbpro tablets to control both roundworms and tapeworms, administered in a single dose. Profender Spot-on can also be used if you have a cat who objects to tablets! The frequency of dosing will depend on the individual animal & household, but is most commonly advised as every 3 months.

If your pet’s worms are left untreated, they can cause serious health problems. The symptoms might include vomiting, constipation, diarrhoea, anaemia, neurological problems or worse. There are also human health risks as some species can be passed on to humans.

Don’t delay – ask us about worming methods today. If you have any difficulty, our nurses will be happy to worm your cat or dog for you.

Fleas

Fleas are extremely unpleasant and will cause your pet frustration, restlessness and distress if left unchecked. The bites will itch and inflammation can lead to serious skin problems.

Fleas can also transmit tapeworm, which can also escalate into a major health issue. Besides this, fleas can be a major annoyance to the pet owner and their family as animal fleas will bite humans as well.

There are a great many flea treatment and preventative products available, some more effective than others. Please give the practice a ring if you would like to discuss the options available

Ticks

Ticks are becoming more and more of a problem, especially in more rural areas. They can be picked up by dogs and cats while they roam and have the potential to pass on some serious and life threatening diseases. More concerningly, some of these diseases can also be passed on to humans!

By the time you see a tick on your pet, it will have fed several times and may already have infected them so prevention is definitely better than cure, using a treatment effective in killing ticks before they have chance to pass on disease.