Is Flea & Worming Important?
Yes! Fleas and worms are parasites that can cause serious illnesses, including gastrointestinal problems, anemia, and skin allergies when they come into contact with your dog or cat.
They can also be harmful to humans, which means it’s important to be diligent, especially if you have children at home. Treating your pet for fleas and worms will ensure that you, your pet, and the rest of your household are healthy and safe.
What Causes My Pet To Get Fleas And Worms?
Avoiding fleas and worms is difficult when our pets are constantly coming into contact with other animals, whether this is other domestic pets or even wildlife.
Some fleas even carry worm larvae! Due to fleas and worms being so hard to avoid, it makes it even more important to make sure your dog or cat is given preventative treatment, rather than only beginning treatment once they have caught them.
Three Main Types Of Parasites Are Commonly Seen In Our Pets:
Roundworms (also known as nematodes or ascarids) are parasites that live freely in the intestine, feeding off partially digested intestinal contents.LEARN MORE
Tapeworms are flat, segmented intestinal parasites of the cat and dog.LEARN MORE
Fleas are small insects that are parasitic; they feed on blood from animals and/or people.LEARN MORE
How Can I Prevent My Pet From Getting Fleas And Worms?
Flea medications and dewormers come in mainly two forms: tablets or topicals (spot-on treatment). After seeing your pet and updating its weight, we determine the required dosage and dispense the medication of your choice to your pet.
When Should Treatment Be Given?
The treatment should be administered regularly from an early age of your pet. Don’t allow any gaps in cover since this can end up in an endless fight with parasites (they don’t only bother your pet but fleas tend to stay in carpets and furniture, which makes their eradication very difficult). Medication is given every month or every three months, depending on which products are used.
Why Should I Get Flea And Worming From My Vets (Prescription) Instead Of Over The Counter?
Products available over the counter are based on repellents or even herbal remedies. Prescription-only flea and worm products are an actual veterinary medicine with active ingredients both kill and prevent parasites.
This is better for your pet as it stops them from getting fleas and worms to begin with as well as treating them once they have them.