What are fleas and worms?
Fleas are parasites that live on the skin of your pet. They are the most common parasite in the UK and can make life very uncomfortable for your pet. Fleas can bite your pet’s skin every 5 minutes causing a lot of discomforts and in most cases making their skin very itchy and irritable. It isn’t only dogs' and cats’ flea’s effect they can also affect rabbits and hedgehogs. Fleas are passed onto your pet in a variety of different ways. Your pet can get them from by being in close proximity to another infested animal and the fleas will jump from one to the other. All it takes is one flea to cause an infestation. One female flea can produce a large number of eggs in one resulting in an infestation escalating very quickly. Worms are slightly different from fleas as worms can pose a threat to you and your family. Your dog can contract roundworms, hookworms, lungworms, and tapeworms. Specific worms have been known to lay up to 100,000 eggs per day. They can pass through your pets’ feces and spread throughout the close proximity including the living space you share.
The hazards of fleas and worms in our local community Swindon
The prime time for your pet to catch fleas is between April and October. Unlike worms that pose an all-year-round threat. Swindon is home to many beautiful parks and wooded area’s which is where your pet will pick up parasites such as fleas and worms. As a pet owner, you don’t want to restrict your animal from being sociable with other animals or prevent them from playing in the mud or bushes. It isn’t always apparent that another animal has flea’s especially if the infestation isn’t severe. Worms can be passed through the environment as well as through slugs and snails. If your pet gets lungworms this can be more fatal and many over-the-counter medications will not get rid of the lungworm. We advise you to contact your vets as soon as possible to formulate a plan for treatment. All the veterinary staff at Eastcott vets are here to tell you not to live in fear of fleas and worms. We help hundreds of animals each year get rid of parasites by offering an unmatchable flea and worming treatment. We can help you restore peace for your pet by eliminating parasites and preventing your pet from getting fleas and worms by creating a bespoke flea and worming treatment plan to best suit you and your pet's needs.
Flea and worming treatment in Swindon
You will now be aware of how your pet gets flea and worms, you also know some of the common symptoms of fleas and worms but what treatment will Eastcott vets administer. Here at Eastcott, we will not provide any medication without assessing your pet through a consultation. We want to make sure every course of medication or treatment plan is bespoke to best suit your and your pet's needs. We can prescribe an array of treatments, but the most common ones are
- Spot on’s
- Flea Tablets
- Flea/tick collars
It is common practice once we have administered the treatment, we will ask for a 12-month check-up to ensure the treatment has worked and your pet is fit and healthy.
Contact us for flea and worming treatment in Swindon
If you are concerned your pet has fleas or worms and require and flea and worming treatment in Swindon, please contact the team today to book a consultation
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