Broadly there are two types of worms that can causes problems
in dogs and cats. These are roundworms and tapeworms. In adult
dogs and cats these worms only occasionally cause disease, usually
in debilitated animals. In puppies and kittens however these worms,
particularly roundworms, can cause serious problems.
Both types of worm can cause disease in humans, particularly children
We can provide worming treatment in a powdered or liquid form for small puppies and
kittens, in tablet form for larger puppies and adult dogs and as a convenient spot-on
for larger kittens and adult cats. All forms are dose dependant; therefore we will
need to know the weight of your pet before prescribing any treatment.
Puppies and kittens should be wormed every month until 6 months of age
Adult animals should be wormed every 3 months throughout their life
Dogs and cats share the same fleas so it is important that all pets
in the home are treated with appropriate medication. Furthermore the
life cycle of the flea and the tapeworm are inter-related therefore
animals that have fleas may also have tapeworms and vice versa.
Many cats and dogs will have fleas but will show no signs of scratching. Unfortunately,
our homes provide an ideal environment (warmth and humidity) for the life stages
of the flea to live and develop, which is why it is important to treat your home
as well as your pet.
We can provide effective flea treatment in the form of a spot-on medication. It is
also available in a spray form (mostly used in puppies and kittens rather than adults).
We can provide you with a household spray to treat the home which, if used correctly
and alongside regular flea treatment for your pet, will last up to 12 months.
Puppies and kittens can be treated for fleas with the spray from just 2 days old.
The spot-on can be used from 8 weeks old.
Dogs & cats should be treated for fleas every month, particularly in the warmer months
(April – October).