Dogs and cats
External and internal parasites can make your pet’s life a misery but they are preventable through a regular regime of treatment.
Fleas are very common and can be very difficult to eliminate once a population is established in your home. It is important to stop fleas biting your pet as this can cause an uncomfortable allergic reaction.
Any dog or cat can pick up worms and a heavy infestation can cause digestive problems for the animal. In addition, roundworms pose a risk to the health of humans, especially children. It is therefore vital that dogs and cats are wormed every three months. Our message is to nip the problem in the bud with preventative treatment.
To keep your pet on top form and to avoid the discomfort and possible health problems associated with parasites, come to the surgery and we will give you the best advice on which product to use on your cat or dog.
Rabbits are also prone to parasitic problems including scurf, which affects the shoulders in particular. It is caused by mites living on the surface of the skin, which can be treated effectively as can rabbit fleas.
Another distressing problem for rabbits in hot weather is fly-strike; an infestation of maggots, which if left untreated can be fatal. There are several products available to treat this distressing condition.
Rabbits can fall prey to the intestinal parasite coccidia, which can cause serious illness and sometimes death. Our staff will advise on treatment and preventative measures such as cage hygiene.
In addition to rabbits, we also treat guinea pigs, hamsters and gerbils, rats and mice, chinchillas and degus, ferrets, cage birds and exotics including invertebrates.