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  • Flea and Worm Treatment for Dogs I Peak Veterinary Practice

For the health and wellbeing of your pet and your family in the long run, it is essential that you routinely use proven, preventative treatments against the most common parasites throughout your pet’s life. Remember that prevention is much easier and cost effective than cure.

Fleas

Fleas are one of the most common external parasites in pets, often the cause of many skin problems. You may only ever see fleas on your pet, but they are continually shedding eggs in your home and can lead to a home flea infestation. Flea bites to you and your family can be costly and complicated to treat. Did you know the adult flea can stay in its cocoon for up to 6 months before it emerges? 

Although small, fleas can make your pets feel miserable. Once on your pet, fleas can bite every 5 minutes leaving your cat or dog itchy and uncomfortable. You only need to bring one flea inside your home to start an infestation. A problem can escalate very quickly when your pet brings in one female flea that can produce a lot of eggs, very quickly.

Fleas live on a variety of animals such as rabbits and hedgehogs, as well as cats and dogs. When your pet is outdoors, fleas from the eggs left behind by other animals can jump on your pet. Once on your pet, they feed on his or her blood and start laying eggs.

Treating your pet with our vet recommended treatment plan will effectively kill fleas and disrupt their life cycle.

Worms

There are various worms that can infect your pets, that can pose a threat to your family. Worms that target pets include roundworms, hookworms, lungworms, and tapeworms. These are prolific in the UK, with some worm producing more than 100,000 eggs per day. These are then passed in your dog’s faeces and can then spread throughout their living environment for a cycle of 21 days.

Your family can accidentally ingest worm eggs that have been passed through your pet’s faeces. The eggs can then hatch in your intestinal tract, and the worms can travel to various tissues in the body, including the eyes and brain, potentially causing serious infections.

Worms are a year-round threat. The only way to keep your pet and family safe is through proactive actions to get the best products. Lungworm, which is passed on by slugs and snails, is potentially fatal and many over the counter products do not tackle this worrying parasite. 

Please be aware that many products available elsewhere other than sold at Peak Veterinary Practice Sheffield may be ineffective at treating all the species of worms and fleas your pet could get. The wide range of worming treatments available include tablets, liquids, granules and spot-ons.

Hazards in our local community 

Fleas, worms, and other parasites can be caught at parks local to Peak Veterinary Practice in Sheffield.

Parks are a breeding ground for parasites, particularly in the warmer months between April and October. Many can be picked up from shrubland or tall grass areas. As a pet owner, you don’t want to deprive your pet of the opportunity to make friends or limit the time they have outside. However, if your pet displays signs of itching, scratching, or playing with parasite carriers like slugs, what can you do?

Every year we help hundreds of pet owners and their pets to live a parasite free life and not to fear them. This will not only save you money in veterinary costs, but it will improve the quality of your pets life too!