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Parasite prevention

 

Get rid of my pet’s parasites in Tonbridge

If your pet is showing signs of a parasite infe station, the vets and nurses at Pennard Vets Tonbridge can advise you.

Fleas

How do I treat my cat or dog’s fleas?

Fleas are a major cause of skin disease in dogs and cats, and they are host to a type of tapeworm. An infestation is common, but easily treated. An spot-on treatment can be applied at the back the neck – ask your nurse at Pennard Vets Tonbridge to recommend the best product. Veterinary nurses can also apply the product if you need this service.

Worms

Does my dog have worms?

It can be hard to tell if your dog or cat has wor ms, but your vet or veterinary nurse at Pennard Vets Tonbridge will be able to help you.

Roundworms

These are found in your pet’s intestine. They look like pieces of string and can occasionally be seen either in the faeces or in vomit. The majority of infections are not obvious.

Tapeworm

Found in your pet’s intestine and are long and flat with segments that look like grains of rice. Tapeworm can be picked up from fleas or eating raw meat.

Lungworm

Only occurs in dogs and is carried by snails and slugs which can be ingested by your dog either voluntarily, or involuntarily when rummaging through undergrowth or drinking from puddles. Lungworm can cause a variety of symptoms and be potentially life threatening. It has been an increasing problem in the South East of England.

Your practice vet or nurse will advise you which product would best suit your cat or dog.