Preventing or treating parasites can go a long way in protecting our pets from a range of illnesses. There are lots of combinations of preventative medicines covering one or some of the following parasites.
Dr Katie can help find the best protection for your pet to suit their species and life style. There are many over the counter medicines available that don’t necessarily do what they say they will potentially leaving your pet at risk. Dr Katie will discuss all the options and can provide the medicines or a prescription for you to purchase them online.
Did you know that some pets are actually allergic to fleas? Fleas are generally uncomfortable for pets but some will have an extreme reaction. Once fleas are in your home it’s hard to get them out so you’re much better off protecting your pet in the first place.
Ticks can spread very serious infections to our pets, the same as humans catching Lyme’s disease. There are different types of protection against ticks; collar, spot on or tablet.
Living in the moorlands this is more necessary than some other parts of the country as ticks live in dense undergrowth.
We strongly recommend regular worming or faecal egg count (FEC) of your pet’s. Worms can be a risk to humans or your pet.
Some spot on and tablet treatments protect against, or treat, mites such as demodex and scabies. Although these infestations are serious they are generally quite rare.
Cats can also get ear mites and harvest mites which usually need treatment.
Dogs can have lice, just like children catching nits. They are very infectious but not very common. Your dog would be very itchy and you may see the eggs in their coat. They can be treated by spot on treatment and combing. Lice can also spread tapeworm to your dog.