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Quality, professional veterinary care, tailored for you and your pet.

JULIE INNES VETS, HAMILTON

Much as is it unpleasant to think of it, worms and fleas are common in pets, and routine treatment to prevent them becoming a problem is the best way.

 

Ideally  DOGS and CATS should be wormed every 3 months at least, to protect them against roundworms and tapeworms. In dogs, roundworms can be a public health hazard, especially to children, making it even more important to be vigilant with family pets. DOGS can also be protected against lungworm, which has recently become a threat in the UK. Worming protocols can take the form of tablets, injections or spot-on treatments, which are applied to the animals skin

 

Contrary to common belief, fleas are not just a summer problem any more! One flea can lay 1000 eggs in a short space of time, and they often lay these eggs in the home, meaning that if your pet does get fleas, you will need to treat the house as well as the pet. Most people prefer to use spot-on treatments to prevent infestations, and these can be applied to the animal monthly. Sprays and injections are also available.

 

Ticks are also a relatively common problem, and these can be prevented with topical treatments too- many spot-on treatments will cover your pet for fleas and ticks, and some will treat worms as well- speak to our vet or nurse if you want to know more about the various treatment options available

 

RABBITS can be susceptible to fleas and lice, and again there are various options for treatment. Bunnies are also at risk of a parasite known as E. Cunicula, which can cause neurological symptoms, and more and more rabbit experts are advising regular anti-parasitic treatments to prevent this condition. These medications are usually in the form of a paste or liquid, which the rabbit is given by mouth.

 

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