Fleas can cause skin disease, bite humans and also carry tapeworms. Look out for black specks along your pet’s spine, or when you comb her or him, wipe the comb on a damp tissue – if the dirt on the tissue starts to bleed out, this means that this is flea dirt (as opposed to mud), and she/he has fleas.
As with majority of health care, prevention is better than cure, so it is important to regularly use flea treatments. There are a variety of methods used to prevent fleas, we use prescription only products, as these products are newer and there is much less resistance to them that the older drugs that are available in the shops. A check up for flea treatment is FREE and this means you can buy flea (and worm) treatment from us for a full year after the consultation.
Please contact the staff at the surgery for further information on flea control.
Roundworms and Tapeworms
Dogs can suffer infestations of roundworms and tapeworms which can cause digestive upsets as well as posing a risk to human health. Lungworm is also a threat in this area and, if left untreated, can be fatal. For more information on lungworm please click here
There are a number of products which can be used to prevent and treat worms, and many of these will also treat fleas (see above). Please contact us in practice for more information about the right treatment choice for your dog.
In the summer months ticks can become a problem for our four legged friends. Not only are they unpleasant and capable of causing your pet irritation, they can also transmit Lyme Disease to humans. We have products in-practice which treat ticks. Please contact us for more information