Parasite Prevention

Worm prevention

Worms are internal parasites that can pose a serious health risk to our pets and sometimes to people as well. 

The current expert recommendation from the BSAVA and ESCCAP is that all domestic pets should be wormed at least 4 times a year.  However, young and higher risk animals will need worming more regularly. 

We stock a wide range of prescription only worming treatments supplied in different formulations including; tablets, spot-ons, granules and pastes.  For further information and to have a worming prevention program organised for your pet please make an appointment at the nurse clinic or discuss this with the vet at your next appointment.

Flea prevention

Fleas are the most common of all external parasites found on our domestic pets.  They cause many problems; spreading worms and other diseases and causing our pets to itch and suffer allergic reactions. 

One flea product is not right for all - we take care to tailor a flea prevention program to the individual pet. This requires consideration of age, lifestyle and the number of animals in your house.  We stock a variety of prescription only flea treatments that are far more effective than those available in the shops.  Most of these are applied to the back of the neck on a monthly basis.  For convenience we can give cats a 6-month long-acting injection to do the same job.  

If you are unfortunate enough to suffer a flea infestation on your pet and in your home we will give you thorough advice how to quickly and safely eliminate the problem.