To ensure the health and well-being of your pet, it is essential that you regularly use proven, preventative treatments against the most common parasites including fleas and worms throughout your pet's life.
Here at Leadon Vale Veterinary Centre, we promote prevention as being much easier and cost-effective than cure when ensuring your pet's health, which is why we provide a range of flea and worm treatment in Ledbury for cats, dogs, and rabbits.
Flea Treatment in Ledbury
Fleas are one of the most common external parasites in pets which can cause many skin problems. Although you may only see fleas on your pet within their fur and on their skin, they are continually shedding eggs in your home and can lead to a flea infestation within your home. Although fleas are small, they can make your pet miserable. Once on your pet, fleas can bite every 5 minutes leaving your cat or dog itchy and uncomfortable. You only need to bring one flea inside your home to start an infestation.
Fleas live on a variety of animals such as rabbits and hedgehogs, as well as cats and dogs. When your pet is outdoors, fleas from the eggs left behind by other animals can jump on your pet. Once on your pet, they feed on his or her blood and start laying eggs.
Treating your pet with our vet-recommended flea treatment plan here at our practice in Ledbury, will effectively kill fleas and disrupt their life cycle and protect your pet and your home.
Worm treatment in Ledbury
There are various worms that can infect your pets, and they can pose a threat to your family. Worms that target pets include roundworms, hookworms, lungworms, and tapeworms, and they are prolific across the United Kingdom.
Some worms produce as many as 100,000 eggs per day, which are then passed into the pet's faeces and spread throughout the house.
Your family can accidentally ingest worm eggs that have been passed through your pet’s faeces. The eggs can then hatch in your intestinal tract, and the worms can travel to various tissues in the body, including the eyes and brain, potentially causing serious infections.
Worms are a year-round threat and the only way to keep your pet and family safe is through proactive actions to get the best products. Lungworm, which is passed on by slugs and snails, is potentially fatal and many over-the-counter products do not tackle this worrying parasite.
Please be aware that many products available elsewhere other than those sold or given at Leadon Vale Veterinary Practice may be ineffective at treating all the species of worms and fleas your pet could get. There are many ranges of worming treatments available including tablets, liquids, granules and spot-ons which we can provide here at our practice.
Hazards in our local community
Fleas, worms and other parasites can be caught at parks local to Leadon Vale such as:
Ledbury Recreation Ground
Brecon Beacons National Park
Parks are a breeding ground for parasites, especially in the warmer months from April to October. As a pet owner, you do not want to deprive your beloved pet of the chance to make friends, and you certainly do not want to limit the opportunity to be outside. But, if it seems like all the other pets are itching, scratching and playing with slugs and other parasite carriers, what is a pet owner to do?
The vets at Leadon Vale Veterinary Practice recommended being proactive before enjoying your local community by ensuring your pet is protected with our Flea and Worm Treatment in Ledbury.
For more information on flea and worm treatment in Ledbury contact Leadon Vale Veterinary Practice on 01531 632 276 or book an appointment today!