Flea Treatment for dogs
All dogs are susceptible to worms and some types such as heartworm and lungworm can be very serious.
It is important as part of the long-term health and wellbeing of both your pet and your family to use prove, prevantative treatments against common fleas, ticks and worms throughout your pet's lifetime. Prevention is most cost effective and easier to apply than needing a cure.
To determine the level of parasite treatment your dog needs, we will work with you to carry out a risk assessment based on your dog’s lifestyle and behaviour.
Fleas aren't just a source of discomfort and irritation. They can also spread other, more serious infections. Flea treatment is an ongoing process as unfortunately, there is no quick fix. The biggest problem with fleas is that they can live for months without a host.
Flea Treatment for cats
By giving your pet preventative flea and worm treatments, we ensure you keep on top of any pests that may settle into your home and on your cats.
Our team is here to offer and administer the most effective preventative treatments based on your cat’s age, habits and lifestyle. They can also give you some advice on how best to check your cats for parasites and explain what to look for.
Flea and Worm Treatment
There are various worms that can infect your pets, and they can pose a threat to your family as well as your pet. Worms that target pets include roundworms, hookworms, lungworms, and tapeworms, and they are prolific across the United Kingdom. Certain worms can produce more than 100,000 eggs per day, which are then passed in the pet’s faeces and spread throughout their home environment.
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 long threat to your pet and your family. To keep them safe, it is important to be proactive in using the best prevention products. Lungworm, which is passed on by slugs an snails can be potentially fatal; many over the counter products do not tackle this owrrying parasite. Contact Peak Vets, Sheffield today for more information.
Please be aware that many products sold outside of Peak Vets may be ineffective at treating all the species of worms and fleas your pet could get. There are many ranges of worming treatments available including tablets, liquids, granules and spot-ons.
Protecting Your Pet From Ticks
Ticks are a common parasite that can affect pets, and at Peak Vets, we urge pet owners to be aware of the risks associated with tick bites, taking steps to prevent them.
Ticks can transmit diseases to pets, including Lyme disease. These diseases can cause serious health problems for pets, and in some cases, can even be fatal. Therefore, it is important to take preventative measures to protect your pets from tick bites.
Here are some tips for tick prevention in pets:
Use a tick preventative treatment: There are many different tick preventative products available, including spot-on treatments, collars, and oral medications. They are highly effective preventative treatments that act to kill ticks before they bite your pet.
Check your pet for ticks regularly: After spending time outside, be sure to thoroughly check your pet for ticks. Ticks can attach anywhere on the body, but are most commonly found around the head, ears, neck, and feet. If you find a tick, use tweezers to carefully remove it, making sure to get the entire tick and avoiding crushing it.
Keep your garden tidy: Ticks thrive in tall grass and other vegetation. Maintaining your garden and having a regularly mowed lawn can help reduce the tick population in your garden environment.
Avoid walking in wooded or brushy areas: These are high-risk areas for ticks, and avoiding them can help reduce the risk of tick bites.
Talk to your vet: Your vet can provide guidance on tick preventative products and offer recommendations based on your pet's individual needs.
By following these tips and taking preventative measures, you can help protect your pets from the risks associated with tick bites. If you have any concerns or questions about tick prevention for your pet, be sure to call Peak Vets today.
Parasite Control: Hazards in our local community in Sheffield
Fleas, worms and other parasites can be caught at parks local to Peak Vets.
Parks are a breeding ground for parasites, especially in the warmer months from April to October. As a pet owner, you do not want to deprive your beloved pet of the chance to make friends, and you certainly do not want to limit the opportunity to be outside. But, if it seems like all the other pets are itching, scratching and playing with slugs and other parasite carriers, what is a pet owner to do?
Spread the cost of essential healthcare for your pet
To spread the cost of routine worming and flea treatment for your pet, Peak Vets offer the Pet for Life Health plan, which includes parasite control for your pet.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What happens to my pet if they don't have flea and worm treatment?
When it comes to worm treatment, there may be severe consequences if ignored. Depending on the type of worm your pet can experience irritation such as intestinal blockages, obstruction of blood flow in the heart, artery inflammation, anaemia, and even death if left untreated.
Can you get combined flea and worm treatment for pets?
There are combined flea and worm treatments you can get for your pets, also known as an all-in-one flea and wormer. However, it's always best to consult your veterinary practice as these treatments don't cover some types of worms. Your pet may also have complications that combined treatments don't cover.
How often does my pet need flea and worm treatment?
Once every month, you should treat your pet for fleas, and every two to three months, or even more frequently, for worms. Depending on your pet's lifestyle, talk to your vet about the best course of action.
How long should I wait between worming and flea treatments?
Many people wonder if they can treat their cats for fleas and worms at the same time or how long they should leave between treatments. Depending on the two treatments being administered you may need to wait either 48 hours or two weeks between treatments. Please ask your vet when picking up your flea and worm treatment how to apply the two treatments most effectively and safely.
Do indoor cats need flea and worm treatment?
Every cat, even indoor cats, need regular flea and worm preventative treatments. It is a common misconception that an exclusively indoor cat does not need these treatments – this is not true at all. Fleas commonly travel on clothes and bags and so may be brought into the house at any time. A cat could even pick up fleas during a trip to a vet, especially where other pets may not have been treated.
Does my rabbit need flea and worm treatment?
You must consistently employ effective, preventative medicines against the most prevalent parasites throughout the lifespan of your rabbit to ensure their wellbeing and long-term health, as well as that of your family and Rabbits. Keep in mind that prevention is much simpler and less expensive than treatment. Rabbits also suffer from several other parasites and conditions, such as Mites, Flystrike, and E. cuniculi.