Worm & flea treatment for rabbits is essential. Using routinely proven, preventative treatments against the most common parasites throughout your pet’s life for the long-term health and wellbeing of your rabbit and your family, remember that prevention is much easier and cost-effective than cure. At Leadon Vale Veterinary Centre we can take care of your Rabbit for worm & flea treatment.
Flea Treatment for Rabbits
Did you know the adult flea can stay in its cocoon for up to 6 months before it emerges? Fleas are one of the most common external parasites in pets and are the cause of many skin problems. Although you may only see fleas on your pet, they 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.
Even though fleas are small, once on your rabbit, they can make them miserable and one female flea can produce enough eggs to quickly escalate the problem in your home. 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 Rabbits
The United Kingdom is infested with worms. It is possible for certain worms to produce more than 100,000 eggs per day, which are passed in the pet's faeces and spread throughout the environment they live in.
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 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.
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?
Don’t live in fear of parasites, every year we help hundreds of pet owners just like yourself have a parasite free pet. Not only will you save money on veterinary costs, but you will give your pet the quality of life they deserve.