WormingRoundworms are passed to puppies from their mother and we recommend monthly worming treatment until your puppy is six months of age. After six months of age, worming will depend on certain factors such as outdoor access, hunting, scavenging and the presence of children or other vulnerable people within the household. We recommend using a product to protect against Roundworms, as well as Hookworms, Tapeworms, Lungworm and others are common. Your pet can become infested by eating a flea containing tapeworm stages or hunting mice, birds, etc. Lungworm is a parasite that resides in the heart and pulmonary arteries and can be fatal. Your pet can become infected through the ingestion of infected slugs and snails.
Flea ControlThe most commonly found flea on cats and dogs is the cat flea (Ctenocephalides felis). Fleas may cause your dog to scratch, lick or bite, or have unusual red patches of skin, signs of hair loss or flea dirt. Some animals may suffer from flea allergic dermatitis (FAD). We recommend using a product that protects against key stages of the flea lifecycle and that also protects against ticks too (which are becoming a worrying carrier of infections such as Lyme Disease). We sell products that treat fleas and ticks – please ask reception for more details.
The practice periodically reviews the parasitic products it chooses to match the parasite risk and give the best cover for your dog at any one time. Our staff will advise you on a safe and effective product