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Worms and Fleas

Worms and Fleas

Annual Check Up

Just like people, dogs and cats benefit from an annual check-up. Your dog or cat will have a clinical examination in an attempt to find problems in their early stages so they may be addressed before they cause illness. During these appointments, we will also discuss whether vaccinations are due and recommend preventative measures against fleas, ticks, and worms. We may recommend and demonstrate preventative dental care techniques you can perform at home, discuss your pet’s weight and may even recommend a particular type of diet. For older dogs and cats we may recommend a blood test to assess their organ function and allow us to begin management of any conditions we have detected early.

Parasite control

One of our trained nurses will be happy to help give advice regarding regular worming and flea treatment regimes and products. For further information regarding worms and fleas your pet may come into contact with, please check out our additional links:

a) Worming

Lungworm

There has been lots of information in the media about lungworm in dogs. The lungworm parasite is carried by slugs and snails. Dogs become infected with the parasite when they deliberately or accidentally eat them when rummaging through undergrowth, eating grass, drinking from puddles or outdoor water bowls, or pick them up from their toys.

The adult of this lungworm lives in the heart and major blood vessels supplying the lungs, where it can cause problems. Left untreated, the infection can often be fatal. We recommend a monthly ‘spot on’ treatment to prevent this condition.

For more information please take a look at lungworm.co.uk