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Treating Your Pet for Fleas & Worms

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Treating Your Pet for Fleas & Worms

Learn more about the importance of regular treatments for fleas and worms

Flea control is a vital part of pet ownership.

Fleas

Fleas can pose a serious threat to you and your pet's health:

  • Fleas can cause severe discomfort for both cats and dogs, including scratching, chewing, biting and restlessness
  • Fleas are the source of flea allergy dermatitis (FAD)
  • Severe flea infestations can cause anaemia (low blood count)
  • Accidentally ingested fleas also can transmit tapeworm (Dipylidium caninum) to both animals and humans
  • Flea bites can cause allergic reactions in humans

Fleas reproduce very quickly so a few fleas can result in a major infestation in a short space of time.

Worms

Your pet is likely to be exposed to all kinds of worms on a daily basis and can easily pick them up without you knowing. Many pets don’t display any obvious symptoms of worms.

Some of the common signs that indicate your pet may have worms are:

  • 'scooting' – whereby the animal drags it’s bottom along the carpet
  • vomiting
  • diarrhoea
  • smelly stools
  • a dull, lifeless coat
  • loss of appetite
  • lack of energy
  • a pot-bellied appearance – particularly in puppies and kittens
  • general changes in behaviour

For More Information About Controlling Fleas and Worms:

Your vet is the best source of help and information about flea and worm control for your pet.

http://www.wormwise.co.uk

http://www.esccap.org/national-associations/UK+and+Ireland/11/