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For the long-term health and wellbeing of your pet and your family, it is essential that you routinely use proven, preventative treatments against the most common parasites throughout your pet's life. Remember that prevention is much easier and cost effective than the cure.

Fleas

Fleas are the most common external parasite in pets and are the cause of many skin problems. Although you may only see fleas on your pet, they are continually shedding eggs in your home and can lead to a home flea infestation. Did you know the adult flea can stay in its cocoon for up to six months before emerging?

Although fleas are small, they can make your pet miserable. Once on your pet, fleas can bite every five minutes leaving your cat or dog itchy and uncomfortable. You only need to bring one flea inside your home to start an infestation.

Fleas live on a variety of animals such rabbits and hedgehogs, as well as cats and dogs. When your pet is outdoors, fleas from the eggs left behind by other animals can jump on your pet. Once on your pet, they feed on his or her blood and start laying eggs.

Treating your pet with our vet recommended treatment plan will effectively kill fleas and disrupt their life cycle.

All these products protect against a range of external parasites, including fleas, mites and biting lice.

If you are concerned about protection against ticks, a member of staff will be able to advise you which treatment is most suitable for your pet.

These treatments are classed as prescription only medication and can only be prescribed by a Veterinary Surgeon. This also means that, by law, we must have seen your cat or dog in the last 12 months before treatment can be dispensed.

We also offer a household spray that can be used alongside your pet’s flea treatment to treat infestations in your home.

Worms

Various worms can infect your pets, and they can pose a threat to your family. Worms that target pets include roundworms, hookworms, lungworms and tapeworms which are prolific across the United Kingdom. Certain worms can produce more than 100,000 eggs per day, which are then passed in the pet's faeces and spread throughout their living environment.

Your family can accidentally ingest worm eggs that have been passed through your pet's faeces. The eggs can then hatch in your intestinal tract, and the worms can travel to various tissues in the body, including the eyes and brain, potentially causing serious infections.

Worms are a year-round threat, and the only way to keep your pet and family safe is through proactive actions. Lungworm, which is passed on by slugs and snails, is potentially fatal and many shop bought products do not tackle this worrying parasite.

Please be aware that many products available elsewhere other than sold at Warren House may be ineffective at treating all the species of worms and fleas your pet could get. There are many ranges of worming treatments available, including tablets, liquids, granules and spot-ons.

Flea treatment and worming treatment work together, which means finding reliable products that work well is important for your pet. We have a large range of flea and worm treatments available, meaning our team can provide your pet with a flea and worm protocol that is tailor-made for them and their needs. If you have any questions about your pet’s current parasite control or would like more information about any of our products and what they do, our team members would be happy to help.

Hazards in our local community

Fleas are widespread in your local community and parks. 

Parks are a breeding ground for parasites, especially in the warmer months from April to October. As a pet owner, you do not want to deprive your beloved pet of the chance to make friends, and you certainly do not want to limit the opportunity to be outside. But, if it seems like all the other pets are itching, scratching and playing with slugs and other parasite carriers, what is a pet owner to do?

The vets at the Warren House recommend being proactive before enjoying your local community. Our Pet Health Plan can help you spread the cost of preventative health treatments with monthly direct debit payments. Our Pet Health Plan covers flea and worm treatments, as well as a range of other preventative health care.

Don't live in fear of parasites; every year, we help hundreds of pet owners like yourself have a parasite free pet. Not only will you save money in veterinary costs, but you will give your pet the quality of life they deserve.