Why Should You Ask A Vet About Flea and Worming Treatment and Prevention Options for Your Pet?
There are a huge number of products available all with different levels of efficacy and that will treat or prevent different parasites. Your Pet may not require the treatment you are currently using depending on their lifestyle. Equally a shop bought product does not come with the same level of advice or expertise on its safety duration of action and method of killing the parasites.
Puppies and Kittens
Puppies and Kittens require worming every 2-4 weeks from 2 weeks of age onwards. Much of this will be done by the shelter or breeder, so that by the time your new fur baby joins your family they are generally on a once monthly treatment. This can be combined with a flea prevention for pets that go outside.
More frequent worming may sometimes be required depending on your pets original worm burden and how well their mum was wormed before during and after pregnancy.
A clinical exam and check of your pets adoption documents carried out by Your Local Vets should clarify your pets suspected worm burden. Laboratory examination is required as Your Pet will have been suffering a rather serious worm burden for some time before any sign is visible in their poo, worm eggs and larvae being too small to see without a microscope and special examination methods of the stool.
Most pets require a monthly treatment to six months of age. This can all by worked out during your pets first visit to us , which is a FREE no obligation Meet & Greet. You will avail of a full clinical exam for your pet and tailored advice , as well as becoming familiar with us before you decide that You and Your Pet are contented and happy with our team , our approach and the surroundings of the clinic!
Six Months Onwards
From six months of age Your Pets worm burden inherited from their Mum will be under control thanks to monthly treatments. Further treatments range from collars, to tablets to spot ons or even a vigilant monitoring regime of the coat for fleas and ticks and stool samples (poo) may be sent off to the lab to see what parasites are present.
Depending on your pets lifestyle (and yours!), your pets liking for eating slugs and snails, contracting ticks, or suffering from ear mites a preventative regime often suits client and pets the best. It should be implemented based on tailored professional advice to ensure safe and effective products are being used and that unsafe products or unnecessary treatments are not being administered. This protects your pet and saves you money and stress in the longterm.
Indoor Cats and Rabbits
Indoor Cats and Rabbits generally require less worming that outdoor cats, hunters and all dogs, due to their lack of opportunity to pick up further parasites. It should be noted that they may still be contracted due to mixing with other animals in the household that do go outside or an owner that works in a veterinary clinic or shelter or kennels.
The frequency and product used may be discussed with Your Local Vets during Your Pets first Free Visit to Us. Why not book one with us right now using our 24 hour online booking service!