Useful Links

British Veterinary Association: 

 http://www.bva.co.uk/


The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons: 

 http://www.rcvs.org.uk

The Bristish Small Animal Association: 

http://www.bsava.com/

Feline Advisory Bureau:

http://www.icatcare.org/

Kennel Club: 

http://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/

PETS Passports: 

https://www.gov.uk/take-pet-abroad

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Parasite Control

We offer a range of treatments varying from topical applications, to chewable tasty tablets to ensure your pet is fully covered from these parasites. Come speak to us for more information on the product that is best suited for your pet

External Parasites

(Ectoparasites)

Fleas and ticks reappear regularly, particularly in the warmer months of the year. They like to feed on the warm blood of not just your pet, but also yourselves and can cause many health problems ranging from allergic reactions to more serious problems like anaemia.  

You can tell if your pet has fleas by:

  • flea droppings on fur

  • Itching and scratching

  • Dry and Scabby hot spots

As with ticks, you will be able to feel them when you pet your animal and they will also be visible. They most often attach near the head, neck, ears, or paws. On cats, they're usually found around the ears and eyes. If you find a tick on your pet, try to remove it as soon as possible. You must be very careful removing them, as if you do not remove the whole parasite it can cause further complications and even infections. If you do notice one on your pet, please call us for advice or bring your pet in your veterinary surgeon can remove it for you. You can also buy tick hooks from reception.

Many products including topical applications, injections or tablets are available. Many work in different ways but all aim to reduce and eliminate the dog’s flea trouble, different products work against ticks and internal parasites as well. Be sure to seek advice from your veterinary surgeon as to which product is best suited to your puppy and adult dog.

Internal Parasites

(endoparasites)

These parasites are often less obvious to owners as some can only seen under the microscope but typically cause more severe disease than ectoparasites. The most common parasites within this category include heart worms, roundworms, lungworm, hookworms, whip worms, and tapeworms.

Common symptoms for internal parasites:

  • Vomiting​

  • Diarrhoea

  • Weight loss

  • Pot bellied in puppies

  • Bloody stools

As for worming your pet, there are also a number of products available. Worming should be systematically and regularly performed according to a routine defined by your veterinary surgeon as once again, puppies and kittens are particularly prone to internal parasite problems. The product you use should take into account your dog’s age, weight and lifestyle among other criteria.

Flea

Tick

Worms