Fleas, Ticks, Worms
There are so many products on the market, for prevention
and treatment of the various parasites that may afflict your
pet, that it is quite hard to choose between them all. Our
vets and nurses are very happy to advise on this subject and
we will tailor our advice to your particular animal and situation.
- Fleas and intestinal worms are always with us and require
continuous preventive measures.
- In a household with young children the prevention of round
worms is a priority.
- If your cat is a fiendishly successful hunter then tapeworm
and fleas will need frequent eradication.
- If getting a tablet down your fiendish feline is likely
to result in serious bodily harm then you may opt for spot-on
treatments for both fleas and worms.
- If it is tick season and your dog habitually returns from
foraging in the undergrowth pickled in ticks then you will
want to use a product that kills ticks as well as fleas.
- If your pet has a passport, and is going to holiday abroad
with you, you will need products that also protect against
foreign parasites not found in this country.
Many of the most effective and comprehensive treatments are
category POM-V (prescription only) so we will need to have
examined your pet within the last year in order to supply
them. We offer a FREE consultation for animals who have not
been examined sufficiently recently so please do take advantage
of this. We do also stock a few non-prescription products
for people who really cannot bring their pet to the surgery.
With such an extensive range of products on the market now,
we no longer feel able to advise a one size fits all
strategy for parasite control. Talk to us about your pets
and your situation and let as make a plan for you.