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  • Dog Flea and Worm Treatment | Boundary Vets

‘Prevention is better than cure’ – with fleas, this can be very true!

Dogs can pick up fleas from a number of different sources and in many different environments. They can be a big irritation for all if brought into the home, breeding at a rapid rate.

In just 21 days 1 flea can have multiplied to 1000!!

Some dogs are allergic to fleas and react very badly to only a few bites causing hair loss and severe skin reactions.

Fleas don't live on people, but they still bite, and ticks like to attach themselves to humans, they can then transmit diseases like Lyme disease.

For the health of oyur dog and your family, it is essential that you use treatments againsty the most common parasites throughout your dogs life.

 

Flea and worm treatment 

Regular flea treatment (especially if living with cats that go outside) will help prevent infestations in the home. There are a number of different treatments available that can be administered in a few different ways but generally, ‘spot-on’ preparations are the most effective and easy to use. These are generally given monthly.

We reccomend preventative treatment for fleas and worms, there are various ways of administering these, tablets, spot ons and collars can all help to protect your dog. These are available on prescription for your pet to prevent and treat your these parasites.

Most treatment is a regular monthly application, start this before your pet has a flea burden, prevention is better than a cure. If your dog has already got fleas, we will advise to treat your house also as the eggs can live in furniture, carpets and cracks in floorboards. We can provide you with a household spray to tackle those issues.

Your vet will discuss the most suitable method and course of treatment to suit you and your dog.

Flea and worm treatments