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Advice on worms & fleas
Regular worming is not only good for your pet's health, but is essential in the fight to prevent people, especially children, from becoming infected with potentially harmful parasites.
Adult dogs and cats should be wormed every three months with a good quality wormer that kills both roundworms and tapeworms. Puppies and kittens should be wormed more frequently for the first six months of their lives, starting at about 3-4 weeks of age. This is particularly the case for puppies as they are frequently infested with the dog roundworm Toxocara canis, which can infect humans, especially children. Puppies and kittens can be wormed with a wide variety of wormers, the intervals between worming will depend on the product chosen.
Many people experience difficulties with eradicating fleas from their pets and their home. There are a number of very effective and safe products available to combat the problem. The most effective products for use on your pet are often only available on prescription. This means that you and your pet may need an appointment before these products can be prescribed for the first time. In most cases, repeat prescriptions are possible without us seeing the pet again - subject to the limitations outlined in the 'Repeat Prescriptions' section.
Most people who have a problem with fleas infesting their pet will also have flea eggs and larvae in their carpets and furniture. In order for treatment of the pet to succeed, treatment of the family home may well be necessary. We stock a range of products for treating your house too and we would be happy to advise you on a product suitable for solving your particular problem.
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