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Fleas

We recommend any cat or dog that goes outdoors is treated for fleas.

These blood sucking creatures are a very common problem and can cause skin allergies, carry worms and occasionally bite humans. Flea eggs and larvae can live in your home for up to 18 months, so effective treatment is important. We are happy to discuss the products we stock and how best to prevent/ treat your pet.

All pets in the household should be treated as fleas pass from animal to animal. All our products are prescription medicines, which means that they are more effective than products bought from supermarkets and Pet shops.

Worming

Roundworms and Tapeworms are the two most common types of worms that dogs and cats are affected by. They can be picked up from their mother at a young age. A pot belly, vomiting, diarrhoea and failure to thrive are common tell tale signs of having worms.

Roundworms resemble small pieces of string. Tapeworms although they are long, usually only segments resembling grains of rice are seen around the bottom. Treatment is easy and we are happy to advise you on routine worming.

Puppies should be wormed once a month until they are 6 months old, then routinely every 3 months. Kittens should be wormed until 3 months, then every 3 -6 months. If young children are in the household then we recommend every month.

Vet in Hull Hessle Gables Veterinary Centre