Why do we administer parasite control to our pets?
Fleas account for the majority of skin irritations in dogs and play a significant role in allergic skin disease. Regular treatment throughout the year is essential to prevent your home being contaminated with flea eggs and larvae, which then acts as a reservoir of infestation for your pets. Severe flea infestations in young puppies can drain sufficient blood to cause anaemia and serious disease. Once a flea problem is established in your home it typically takes 3 to 6 months to achieve full control again. Flea control can be administered in a variety of ways, a spot-on skin application which lasts around one month is commonly used but flavoured chews are now increasingly popular for use in dogs.
Adult dogs are, fortunately, unlikely to suffer greatly if they acquire a few intestinal worms. The main reason we recommend regular worming treatment for all dogs in the UK is to reduce the risk of disease in humans as we can catch worms from dogs. Maximum protection can be achieved using monthly dosing of an appropriate product although dosing every 3 months may be appropriate for lower risk families. It is important that you discuss your individual situation with the vet so that they can prescribe appropriately. For more information about parasite control click here
Guidelines for ordering on-line
1. Treatments will be dispensed to registered clients and animals.
2. Your request will be dispensed 48 working hours after it is placed.
3. When processing your order we will contact you to take payment over the telephone and to arrange collection (if specified) and safety guidelines.