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Dog Parasites

Protecting our dogs against parasites is just one of the ways we can make sure they are as happy and healthy as they can be.

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These horrible home invaders can be a nightmare to get rid of, spread rapidly and are partial to biting us too.

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Unpleasant in their own right, ticks can also carry potentially deadly diseases such as Lymes disease, which can affect a range of species. 

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There are many worm species that can affect our dogs, and can cause signs from mild diarrhoea right through to serious and potentially fatal disease. 

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Lice can make your skin crawl, literally! Known as pediculosis, a louse infestation is unpleasant for our dogs, but thankfully easily managed in most cases. 

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Mite infestations, also known commonly as mange, can be an itchy business. With several species of mites more than happy to set up residence on your dog knowing what to look out for, and how to prevent them settling in, is an important part of keeping our dogs scratch-free!

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This microscopic parasite can cause a remarkable amount of diarrhoea for its size! Impossible to see, and easy to pick up, giardia can make dogs quite unwell, especially puppies. 

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For the best protection for your dog against parasites, consider our great range of health plans. Complete Care is the best way to make sure your dog has the best preventative healthcare around – keeping them healthy, and giving you peace of mind. 

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