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  • Advice on Parasite control

It is very important to use safe and effective products which give full protection against the wide range of parasites. For clients taking their pets abroad the choice must be compatible with the PETS passport scheme. Please consult us so that we may tailor our recommendation to your pet's needs.

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Parasites include:

  • Lung worm: a very significant life threatening risk to your dog. We strongly recommend monthly treatment with advocate to protect against this and the majority of other parasites.
  • Roundworm: which can be passed from animals to humans and cause blindness.
  • Fleas: can set up an infestation at home and cause serious skin disease on your cat, dog and rabbit.
  • Ticks: these are a problem here and a more serious one in mainland Europe, where they transmit a number of diseases.

Other parasites include skin and ear mites, tapeworm and other worms.

For the long-term health and wellbeing of your pet and your family, it is essential that you routinely use proven, preventative treatments against the most common parasites throughout your pet’s life. Remember that prevention is much easier and cost effective than cure.

Fleas

Fleas are one of the most common external parasites in pets and are the cause of many skin problems. Although you may only see fleas on your pet, they are continually shedding eggs in your home and can lead to a home flea infestation. Flea bites to you and your family can be costly and complicated to treat. Did you know the adult flea can stay in its cocoon for up to 6 months before it emerges?

Although fleas are small, they can make your pet miserable. Once on your pet, fleas can bite every 5 minutes leaving your cat or dog itchy and uncomfortable. You only need to bring one flea inside your home to start an infestation. One female flea can produce enough eggs to quickly escalate the problem in your home.
Fleas live on a variety of animals such rabbits and hedgehogs, as well as cats and dogs. When your pet is outdoors, fleas from the eggs left behind by other animals can jump on your pet. Once on your pet, they feed on his or her blood and start laying eggs.

Treating your pet with our vet recommended treatment plan will effectively kill fleas and disrupt their life cycle.

WormsFlea and Worm Treatment For Your Dog

There are various worms that can infect your pets, and they can pose a threat to your family. Worms that target pets include roundworms, hookworms, lungworms, and tapeworms, and they are prolific across the United Kingdom. Certain worm can produce more than 100,000 eggs per day, which are then passed in the pet’s faeces and spread throughout their living environment.

Your family can accidentally ingest worm eggs that have been passed through your pet’s faeces. The eggs can then hatch in your intestinal tract, and the worms can travel to various tissues in the body, including the eyes and brain, potentially causing serious infections.

Worms are a year-round threat and the only way to keep your pet and family safe is through proactive actions to get the best products. Lungworm, which is passed on by slugs and snails, is potentially fatal and many over the counter products do not tackle this worrying parasite.

Please be aware that many products available elsewhere other than sold at Cathcart and Winn Veterinary Clinic & Hospital  in Farnham and Aldershot may be ineffective at treating all the species of worms and fleas your pet could get. There are many ranges of worming treatments available including tablets, liquids, granules and spot-ons.

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Hazards in our local community in Farnham and Aldershot

Fleas, worms and other parasites can be caught at parks local to Cathcart and Winn Veterinary Clinic & Hospital.

Parks are a breeding ground for parasites, especially in the warmer months from April to October. As a pet owner, you do not want to deprive your beloved pet of the chance to make friends, and you certainly do not want to limit the opportunity to be outside. But, if it seems like all the other pets are itching, scratching and playing with slugs and other parasite carriers, what is a pet owner to do?

Spread the cost of essential healthcare for your pet

Our VIP Club allows you to spread the cost of caring for your pet throughout the year and save money. It covers your pet for all of their basic health care needs, including vacciantions, preventative treatments and expert advice, giving you complete peace of mind.

You could save approximately £90 for a cat over the year and £117 to £180 for a dog - depending on their size.

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Our services include:

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Home visits

Puppy parties

Neutering

Nutrition

Microchipping

Parasite control

Vaccinations

Pet passports

Dental care

Neutering

Video consultation service

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Our referral services include:

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Hydrotherapy

Physiotherapy

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