Why are fleas and worms so hazardous for my pet?
Fleas and worms are the most common parasite for animals to catch in the UK. Your pets can get these from other pets, wooded muddy areas, and even slugs and snails. It is impossible to restrict your pets to stop them from catching fleas and worms. However, it is useful to know what they are, what they do, and how you can protect your pet from them.
Fleas and worms live in your pet’s fur and feed off their blood. Once they have fed off the blood, they will then lay eggs creating the infestation once they have hatched. They can cause your pet a lot of discomfort including sore itchy skin, bloating of the stomach, sickness, and diarrhea.
There are many ways to spot if your pet has fleas or worms. Most commonly you will be able to see them within their fur. They will often have small worms around their ears or have black or brown spots throughout their coat. There is a simple hack to check if it’s a flea or if it's dirt. If you wet the spot and put it on a piece of paper if the spot turns red you know it’s a flea. This is when you ring Blythwood vets to book a consultation appointment to start your pet on flea and worming treatment.
Fleas have no preference for the breed of the animal. No matter if your dog is a Labrador or a bulldog or your cat is a Persian or Bengal, they can all fall victim to fleas. There are, however, there are species of the flea that target specific animals such as the dog flea and the cat flea.
What will flea and worm treatment Bushey involve for my pet?
If you are looking for flea and worm treatment in Bushey contact Blythwood vets today. At first, you can expect an appointment in which a member of the veterinary team will examine your pet. From this examination, the vet will assess the severity of the flea or worming infestation and will suggest a bespoke flea and worming treatment program specifically designed for your pet. This treatment could consist of tablets, liquid medication, a flea & tick collar, spot ons, or granules. This treatment plan could last for up to 8 months depending on which treatment is prescribed. We will also suggest an annual check-up to ensure the treatment is working effectively. It is illegal in the UK for anyone other than a veterinary surgeon to prescribe flea treatments (POM-V). Our veterinary surgeons at Blythwood are experienced in diagnosing and choosing the correct treatment for your pet.
Are there other parasites to be concerned about?
Although fleas and worms are the most common parasites for pets to catch in the UK, they aren’t the only parasites around. Your pet can pick up ticks, ear mites, and lice. Blythwood vets can effectively help advise and treat parasites in pets. If you are concerned contact us today to see how we can help you and your pet.
Contact Blythwood Vets
For all flea and worm treatment Bushley information you can visit our website by clicking here. You can also contact us via phone, email, and online contact form to book an appointment and get advice on treating your pet for flea and worms.