If you buy a year’s supply of wormer or flea treatment, we will give you 25% off that product.
- Advantix – flea and tick control for dogs
- Advocate – spot on for roundworms, fleas, ear mites, mange mites, lice
- Broadline – spot on all in one wormer and flea control for cats
- Milbemax – the tablet wormer for dogs and cats with activity against roundworms, tapeworm and lungworm
- Nexgard – monthly tablet for flea and tick control
- Profender – the spot on wormer for cats
We also offer a free text reminder service, so you don’t miss any doses.
Puppies and kittens should be wormed every two weeks, until they are twelve weeks old and then every month until six months old. Adult dogs should generally be wormed every three months, although some pets may need to be wormed monthly. Cats are wormed either monthly or every three months, depending on their hunting behaviour. Pregnant bitches and queens should be wormed more frequently.
Worming is required against:
Roundworms– These look like spaghetti and are most common in puppies and kittens, although they can infect adult dogs. They can cause weight loss, abdominal pain and if in very high levels then death. Infection is from the faeces of other dogs, or in the case of puppies and kittens, from their mother. Roundworms can affect humans, causing blindness. This is a particular concern in children.
Tapeworm– There are several different types of tapeworm. In dogs, one is ingested from eating sheep carcasses, another from fleas and others from other sources eg rabbits. Cats are infected by fleas or by small mammals which they hunt and eat.
Lungworm– Dogs are infected with lungworm by eating slugs and snails. These worms migrate from the gut around the body, ending up in the lungs and nervous system. This infection can cause internal bleeding, pneumonia and death. There is a different lungworm affecting cats which causes respiratory signs.
Flea treatment should be used monthly in both dogs and cats.
Fleas cause skin irritation, which can lead to itchiness and skin infections. They can also spread tapeworms. People can be bitten by fleas, causing an irritating rash
Any dogs going to areas of rough grass should be treated monthly with Advantix or Nexgard to prevent ticks. Tick attach to the skin and suck blood causing a soreness and irritation. They can spread infections which cause fever and potential serious consequences such as meningitis.