Parasite Prevention for Dogs in Swindon
Flea treatment for dogs is essential to prevent and treat parasites in Swindon. Regular and routine flea treatments will mean the chances of your dog contracting fleas less likely and it is an easier, cost-effective solution to having to treat fleas later on if your dog does pick them up. Depending on your dog’s lifestyle and breed, a risk assessment can determine the right course of flea treatment for dogs needed to prevent these parasites. This can be arranged with a vet local to you, such as Eastcott Vets in Swindon.
Fleas can cause many issues for your pets and if they get into your home, they can leave eggs, which can lead to infestation. Fleas can remain dormant for some time before emerging from their eggs, so if they’re brought into your home then getting rid of them may be difficult.
Fleas can cause skin problems for your dog and even for you if they transfer. They can bite your dogs and your skin, leaving itchy red marks that are uncomfortable. You can avoid this with multiple flea preventatives such as spot-on flea treatments for dogs which are quick and easy to apply. They work by killing fleas before they can bite, ticks are also prevented with this method. It’s as simple as squeezing a tube of the treatment along the skin, on the back of the neck and between the shoulder blades of your dog. Having two people to complete this process may be easiest, one to hold the dog steady and the other to apply the treatment.
Fleas and ticks can be picked up outdoors and are passed on from animal to animal. Hedgehogs and rabbits can carry them, and they feed off the blood of the animal. Parks and woodlands around the local Swindon area are common places where your dog could pick these parasites up, particularly in the spring and summer. You can still visit these areas with your dogs and have more confidence in their health, knowing they’ve been regularly treated for fleas and parasites.
Flea and Worming Treatment for Dogs in Swindon
Once a month, your dog should receive a flea treatment and every two or three months, worming should also be done. The time frame in which these two are taken depends on your dog and the exact treatment they receive. It is best to seek advice from a vet to determine whether they should be done separately and how far apart. Some treatments can come as an all-in-one flea and wormer. With the right guidance from your vet, you can do a flea treatment for dogs at home, but if you are not confident in doing it, a member of the team can provide support.
Contact Eastcott Vets
For more information on flea treatment for dogs, speak to a member of our team at Eastcott. Alternatively, send an enquiry via our contact forms, to retrieve the right treatment for your pet. Additionally, if you need flea treatment for cats, give us a call on 01793 528341 and read our website. For advice on tick treatment see our website here.