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Fleas, ticks and worms

Prevention is key when it comes to fleas, ticks, and worms. There are a variety of organisms that your new puppy / kitten can play host to which can make them uncomfortable and itchy, and can even cause things like anaemia, stop them absorbing vitamins from the gut or have bleeding disorders. 

Our team of dedicated veterinarians will guide you through the best options to suit your pet's needs. We provide flea and tick preventives that not only repel these parasites but also break their life cycle, preventing infestations in your home. We also offer deworming treatments that target and eliminate intestinal worms, protecting your pet's overall health.

We believe in taking a proactive approach to keeping your pet healthy and comfortable, so they can enjoy a happy, pest-free life.

How do you control and treat fleas (and ticks)?

The best approach to dealing with fleas and ticks is a combination of prevention, environmental control, and prompt treatment.

  1. Prevention: Regular use of flea and tick preventive products is crucial to keep infestations at bay. These products can come in the form of topical treatments, oral medications, or collars, and they work by killing and repelling fleas and ticks.

  2. Environmental Control: It is essential to address the environment where your pet spends time. Vacuum your home regularly and wash bedding and pet resting areas to remove any flea eggs or larvae. Use pet-safe insecticides.

  3. Direct Treatment: If your pet is already infested, direct treatment is necessary. Call us to discuss the best options for this. 

Schedule regular check-ups with us to monitor your pet's overall health and address any flea or tick concerns. We can provide personalised advice and recommend the most suitable preventive and treatment options for you and your pet.

How do you treat worms?

Several treatment options are available. Many treatments come in tablet form which you can hide in food or a favourite treat. Some treatments come as granules which can be easier to conceal if your dog refuses a tablet.

Topical treatments applied to the skin and injectable medications are also available for specific types of worms. It is best to consult with a vet to determine the best treatment plan for your pet.

How often do they need to be treated?

Both dogs and cats should be treated for fleas, ticks and worms regularly; the frequency may vary based on individual circumstances and the recommendations of your vet.

  • Worms – typically every 3 to 6 months

  • Fleas and ticks – typically monthly

Are there any side effects?

The majority of pets tolerate flea treatments well without experiencing any noticeable effects.

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