Pets are regularly exposed to a variety of parasites whose effects can harm your pet and also yourself and your family. Fleas, ticks, mites, lungworm, tapeworms, roundworms and lice are all common parasites and regular treatment can help to keep their harm at bay.
Our nurse consultations are the perfect place to discuss parasite prevention and our nurses will also happily administer the appropriate medication for you. To book your pet in, please contact our reception team or use PetsApp.
As there are a number of different parasites that can affect your pet, there are a wide variety of symptoms they can display if they are suffering. However, it is worth noting that it is not always possible to spot a parasite infection so regular treatments are the best way to manage the risk.
If you spot any of these symptoms, do not hesitate to call Estcourt Vets.
Chatting to our nursing team or vets during your pet’s consult is the best way to figure out a parasite preventative treatment plan that is tailored to your pet. Estcourt Vets will be able to advise on what products you should use and what they treat for. For example, over the counter products do not contain the medication needed to treat lungworm – you can only get medication of this strength under your vet’s prescription. We also advise on when and how you should treat your animal depending on their age and lifestyle.