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Dogs, cats and rabbits all get parasites, in fact most puppies and kittens have worms which they pick up from their mothers, as pregnancy usually reactivates dormant worms in the mother.
Parasites, whether they are worms living inside the animal, or fleas, ticks or mites living on the skin, will not infrequently cause some signs of disease. However, it is also possible for pets to be infected with such parasites without any obvious indications that they are carrying them. Some of these parasites can affect humans, and it is therefore important to treat your pet regularly for parasites, whether you think that they are a problem or not. This is especially true of treatment for roundworms, as they can occasionally cause serious sight-threatening disease in people.
We are able to provide highly effective treatments for roundworms and tapeworms, as well as those for fleas, mites and ticks. In addition, vets are uniquely placed in being able to provide sound advice on how best to deal with whatever particular parasite problems may affect your pet, and in-contact animals, in your particular household environment. Some of the products we supply are available only on prescription by a veterinary surgeon and have been rigorously tested both for efficacy and safety.
If you would like to learn more about parasite control for your particular pet, please see our more detailed information sheets about worms in dogs and cats. Fleas, mites and ticks are discussed in more detail in our Ectoparasites in dogs and Ectoparasites in cats information sheets, whilst rabbit owners may learn more in our Parasites in rabbits fact sheet.
Please do not hesitate to contact us should you need further information about parasite control for your pet.