Flea, Worm and Tick Treatment Yarm

It is very important to ensure that your pet is kept safe from the serious discomfort that can be caused when a parasite takes up residency on them, they can not only put your pet in danger, but they can also cause concern for you and your family due to the diseases that can be contracted from these parasites. Here at Jacqui Paterson’s we always recommend that you have an effective parasite prevention plan in place for your pet and we provide effective treatment for fleas, ticks and worms from our practice near Yarm.

Ticks are starting to pose more of a problem for pets as they have become a lot more common in recent years. It used to be the case that a pet could only pick up a tick from areas where sheep are grazing, however they have become a lot more widespread in more recent times due to them being carried in to domestic gardens via other animals. A tick can carry with it a variety of diseases, including Lyme disease, which is an extremely serious bacterial infection. When it comes to ticks, the best method of treatment is prevention which is why we offer tick prevention treatment to our Yarm based clients.

A flea is attracted to a warm place that is close to it’s food source, which makes your pet’s fur and your home a very desirable place to take up residence. A flea will feed on your pet’s blood, however when a flea bites your pet and pierces the skin, they can end up transmitting a variety of diseases, therefore it is very important to ensure that you have an effective and regular flea prevention plan in place. Fleas can also carry certain types of worms that they can pass on to your pet which makes flea treatment an even more important requirement.

Unlike fleas who live on your pet’s skin, worms will live inside your pet’s digestive system, this can result in your pet losing weight, developing eating problems and having diarrhoea. Many pets will show no signs of having worms which is why prevention is the best course of action when it comes to treating worms. Regular worming treatments should be carried out to ensure your pet is protected from these parasites. Puppies and kittens can often show signs of worms with a distended abdomen “pot belly”, this can be a sign that your young pet is infected, and it is very important that this is treated as soon as possible to minimise any harm to your four legged friend.

Here at Jacqui Paterson’s we understand how important it is to have effective parasite treatment plans in place for your pet, so if you live in Yarm and require flea, worm or tick treatment for your pet please don’t hesitate to book an appointment at our Preston Farm Surgery. To book an appointment or if you would like to as us any questions, please don’t hesitate to give us a call on 01642 604 555.