Manor Farm Veterinary Surgery

Worming & Flea Treatment

Advice on parasites

 

Worming

We advise that any pet is weighed accurately before treatment, if you wish you may bring your dog or cat to the surgery for a free weigh-in.

In recent years more cases of Angiostrongylus vasorum have been seen in the UK, commonly known as a lungworm this parasite can be picked up from slugs, snails and amphibians. As one might expect from its name, it can cause lung disease & coughing, but it can also cause very serious blood clotting disorders and neurological signs.

PUPPIES & KITTENS: Worm against TOXOCARA/ROUNDWORMS thoroughly.
Worm with Panacur at 2, 5, 8 & 12 weeks of age, then monthly until 6 months.

ADULT Dogs & Cats: Worm every 3 months against roundworms & tapeworms. Monthly if there are small children. Scavengers and hunters need worming at least every 2 months.

PREGNANT CATS: Need worming against roundworms very thoroughly on one occasion.

PREGNANT BITCHES: We advise worming daily with Panacur from day 40 of pregnancy, this prevents Toxocara larvae infecting the pups through the placenta, and later the milk.

LACTATING BITCHES & QUEENS: Worm against roundworms at the same time as puppies or kittens.

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Fleas

Fleas are difficult to get rid of, so it is better never to catch them in the first place! One flea can lay 200 eggs a day which drop off everywhere, developing into larvae in your pet's bed, all over the house and even the car.

Prevention: For many years we have advised "Frontline Spot On" every month or "Frontline" Spray every 2 months, now we have several products :

There are also household sprays such as "R.I.P." which kill larvae and adult fleas in the environment. "Program" (Luferenon) injections given to cats every 6 months interfere with the flea life cycle and can be a useful and convenient part of flea control.

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