Why Is it Important To Flea and Worm My Pet?
Parasites can cause disease ranging from skin disease caused by fleas and mites to diarrhoea/vomiting, poor growth, anaemia and intestinal blockages caused by worms.
‘Off The Shelf’ Treatments vs Veterinary Prescription Flea and Worm Treatments
Flea and worming treatments come in two levels – the ones you can buy off the shelf in the supermarkes and the ones which vets are allowed to sell (such as Prinovox, Broadline, Nexgard, and Milbactor)
Why Use Veterinary-Grade Flea and Worming Treatments
The products vets are allowed to sell are more effective than those you can buy off the shelf. This means you won’t waste money on a product which doesn’t work as well, and then have to purchase a veterinary grade product as well.
They also cover a larger range of parasites, giving your pet a greater level of protection.
They also have to undergo rigorous testing, and as a result are often safer – some cat deaths have been linked to pet shop-level flea products.
A huge advantage of discussing flea and worming treatments with your vet or vet nurse is that they can take your pet’s lifestyle into account.
Cat won’t take a tablet? Then Broadline or Prinovox with Profender may be a good option.
Dog likes to go swimming? A spot-on treatment won’t be ideal, so a tablet treatment such as Nexgard may be best.
What Animals Need to be Treated for Fleas and Worms?
Mainly cats, dogs, and rabbits but even birds, guinea pigs, and pet mice can have lice.
Read more on flea and worming treatments on our Vet Blog
Spread The Cost Of Routine Flea Treatments
Our Pet Healthcare Plan (PHP) enables you to spread the cost of routine treatments which keep your pet healthy, such as flea and worming treatments, boosters, and nail clippings.