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  • Worm & Flea Treatment for Dogs | Leadon Vale Veterinary Centre
  • Worm & Flea Treatment for Dogs | Leadon Vale Veterinary Centre
  • Worm & Flea Treatment for Dogs | Leadon Vale Veterinary Centre

Worm & flea treatment for dogs is a service we provide at Leadon Vale Veterinary Centre. Your dog and family's long term health and well-being are vital. This is why it's very important that you routinely use proven, preventative treatments against the most common parasites throughout your dog's life. Remember that prevention is much easier and cost-effective than cure.

Flea Treatment for Dogs

Fleas are one of the most common external parasites in dogs and are the cause of many skin irritation problems. Adult fleas can stay in its cocoon for up to 6 months before emerging and just one female flea can produce enough eggs to quickly escalate the problem around your home. Although Fleas may be visible on your dog, they may be in other areas your dog has been. Fleas are continually shedding eggs in your home and can lead to a home flea infestation. Flea bites to you and your family can be costly and complicated to treat. Don't underestimate the harmful effect fleas have on your dog. Once on your dog, 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 treatment plan will effectively kill fleas and disrupt their life cycle.

 


 

Worm treatment for Dogs

There are various worms that can infect your pets, and they can pose a threat to your family. Worms are prolific across the United Kingdom. Certain worms can produce more than 100,000 eggs per day, which are then passed in the pet’s faeces and spread throughout their living environment. Worms that target pets include roundworms, hookworms, lungworms, and tapeworms.

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. 

There are many ranges of worming treatments available including tablets, liquids, granules and spot-ons. Please be aware that many products available elsewhere other than those sold at Leadon Vale Veterinary Centre may be ineffective at treating all the species of worms and fleas your pet could get.

 


Hazards in our local community 

Fleas, worms and other parasites can be caught at parks local to Leadon Vale Veterinary Centre. 

During the warm months of April through October, parks are a breeding ground for parasites. It is important for you as a pet owner not to deprive your beloved pet of the opportunity to make friends, and you should not limit the amount of time it can spend outdoors. However, if all other pets are scratching, itching, and playing with slugs and other parasite carriers, what can a pet owner do?

Every year, we help hundreds of pet owners have a parasite-free pet. In addition to saving money in veterinary costs, you will also give your pet a better quality of life.

At Leadon Vale Veterinary Centre, we offer a Pet Health for Life Plan. Our Pet Health For Life Plan offers a high level of protection for your pet; a cost-effective and affordable way to keep your pet healthy. You can relax knowing your pet's preventable healthcare provision is spread throughout the year for as little as £16.00 per month.

 

 

Leadon Vale Veterinary Centre Ltd