To ensure your pet remains healthy, we strongly recommend the regular use of flea & tick treatments and worming products. Come and talk to one of our team and we can work out what preventative healthcare your companion needs.
Fleas are probably the most common ectoparasite (external parasite) of dogs and cats worldwide. Even pets who “don’t leave the house” will be exposed at some point. In addition to just being a nuisance, fleas are responsible for Flea Allergy Dermatitis (FAD) in dogs and cats, which is estimated to account for over 50 percent of all the dermatological cases reported to vets.
Ticks are also ectoparasites. Ticks are important vectors of a number of diseases, including Lyme disease. They are second only to mosquitoes as vectors of human disease, both infectious and toxic. Control and prevention is extremely important in reducing the risk of disease associated with ticks.
For treatment and prevention of fleas and ticks infestation, we offer a variety of products to suit your pets’ needs: quarterly oral chewable as well as spot on products.
The two main types of worm that affect dogs are roundworms and tapeworms. You may not see adult worms in your pets faeces. This is becuase some adult worms release microscopic (not seen by the human eye) eggs that are passed out into the environment in the animal’s faeces, which can be easily picked up if the animal sniffs, licks, or plays in an area. Others are transmitted by an intermediate host, such as a flea. All worms cause health risks, not only to your animal but to others and people, which is why it is important to regularly worm your animals to prevent any problems.