Worms and fleas are an unattractive fact of pet ownership. However they are easily controlled if an effective control programme is followed. It is important that high quality prevention and treatment products are used. We are very happy to advise on these products and their proper use.
Pups and kittens should be wormed monthly to six months of age and then every three months throughout their adult life. Flea control should be carried out every four to five weeks during the spring, summer and autumn and every two months during the winter months.
Some types of fleas and worms are zoonotic. This means that they can be transmitted to people. Therefore their control not only benefits your pet but in some cases may be of benefit to their owner also.
Fleas can cause an extremely irritating dermatitis in dogs and cats. Flea control is therefore an important part of pet care. Modern flea products work extremely well and some brands combine external parasite medication. Because many pets spend the winter in warm homes, fleas can now be active all year round.