Dogs – Parasite Control

Dogs – Parasite Control

Fleas

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

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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.roundworm1

 

Ticks

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 informationtick1

4 thoughts on “Dogs – Parasite Control

  1. Hello there I was wondering how much it would cost to put a medium roughly 20kg is like a bet to put her down at home! Ps what is the best flea tyeearment. How much is frontline plus? 3 standard cats 1 30g dog and a 45kg

  2. Hi, I recently discovered my dog has fleas and I have tried various methods available within the pet shop but they don’t seem to work. He is 11kg in weight, please can you offer me advice on how to get rid of these?

    • Hi Jacqueline,
      We have several options available. Bravetco is a flea tablet, Seresto is a collar and we have Prinivox, stronghold and Advantix as the drop on solutions. These are all prescription medications so you need to have seen the vet in the last year .We do offer free flea checks if you have not. Please call into reception and they will be happy to book you an appointment or put up a treatment that suits you.
      Kind Regards
      Laura England

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