All dogs are susceptible to worms and some types such as heartworm and lungworm, can be very serious.
For the long-term health and wellbeing of your pet and your family, 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 aren't just a source of discomfort and irritation. They can also spread other, more serious infections. Flea treatment is an ongoing process. Unfortunately, there is no quick fix. The main problem with fleas is that they can live without a host for months.
By giving your pet preventative flea and worm treatments, we ensure you keep on top of any pests that may settle into your home.
Our team is here to offer and administer the most effective preventative treatments for your pet’s age, habits and lifestyle.
They can also give you some advice on how best to check your pets for parasites and explain what to look for.
There are various worms that can infect your pets, and they can pose a threat to your family. Worms that target pets include roundworms, hookworms, lungworms, and tapeworms, and they are prolific across the United Kingdom. Certain worm can produce more than 100,000 eggs per day, which are then passed in the pet’s faeces and spread throughout their living 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-round threat and 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 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.
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?
Protect your pet with Peak Vets Pet Health for Life Plan
From as a little as £15.00 a month, protect your pet against preventable diseases by ensuring their essential treatments are up to date with a membership to our Pet Health for Life plan.
Don’t live in fear of parasites, every year we help hundreds of pet owners just like yourself have a parasite free pet. Not only will you save money in veterinary costs but you will give your pet the quality of life they deserve.