To prevent your pet from becoming infested with fleas, we recommend regular treatment of all pets in the home with prescription medication available from the practice. Fleas can also become infected with a tapeworm egg so it is important to combine flea and tapeworm control.
Ticks are becoming an increasing problem in the UK and their bites can lead to irritation, abscesses and disease transmission. Ticks are found more commonly where the vegetation is dense or where livestock and wildlife are present.
Ideally, tick checks would be performed daily to reduce the risk of spreading diseases and this can be done by grooming or stroking your pet, paying particular attention to the armpits, groin, muzzle, ears, between the toes and around the tail.