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Flea and Worm Treatments

Sandhole Vets' flea & worm treatment for dogs, cats & puppies

Getting a good worm and flea treatment is imperative for your pets' short and long-term health, as well as for you and your family. Most importantly, pet owners need to routinely use proven preventative flea treatments for dogs, cats, and puppies, against the most common environmental parasites.

At Sandhole Vets, in terms of flea treatments, we can provide the following;

- Flea treatment dogs service

- Flea treatment cats service

- Flea treatment puppies service

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Fleas

Before you book a flea treatment for your dog, cat, or puppies, it may be useful to learn more about fleas, the effects on your pet, and the environments and conditions they thrive in;

Fleas are one of the most common external parasites in pets and are the cause of many skin problems. Although you may only see fleas on your pet, 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 fleas are small, they can make your pet 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. One female flea can produce enough eggs to quickly escalate the problem in your home.

Fleas live on a variety of animals such rabbits and hedgehogs, as well as cats, dogs, and puppies. 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 flea treatment plan will effectively kill fleas and disrupt their life cycle.

Worms

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 Sandhole Veterinary Centre 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.

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Hazards in our local community

Fleas, worms and other parasites can be caught at parks and other local outdoor environments.

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?

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.

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