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Animal Health

Worming

 

Your pet should be treated regularly for round worm and tapeworm. These are not only a threat to your pet but also t0 you and especially your children.

 

Puppies and kittens are most prone to roundworms. Just because you cannot see worms in the stool, does not mean your pet is worm free as it may contain eggs which are not clear to see by the human eye. The most common sign that puppies and kittens have worms is a ‘pot belly’ abdomen. Puppies and kittens should be wormed every two weeks initially and then every month until they are six months old.

 

Pets over 6 months old develop a level of resistance to roundworm but should be wormed with a complete wormer every 3 months to combat all types of worms.

 

It is recommended that all pregnant dogs and cats should be wormed 3 weeks before and 3 weeks after giving birth to prevent passing worms onto their offspring. It is common for new-borns to pick up worms from their mothers.

 

Fleas

 

Fleas should be prevented by suing effective products regularly. These should be used during the warmest 6 months of the year for pets living outdoors and all year round if your pet is kept indoors.

 

Please feel free to contact our staff with any queries you may have with regards to your pet’s needs.