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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.