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Pet Parasites

There are many different parasites which can affect your furry friend!

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Parasites live on or in our pets, and sometimes us, and can cause a range of signs. From ectoparasites, who live on the skin, to endoparasites, who live inside our pets, parasites are found inhabiting all our pet species and are a frequent reason for our pets to end up visiting their local vet!

To find out more about the parasites your pet could be at risk from, and how you can protect them, follow our handy links below. 

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Dog

A dog is a man’s best friend and we certainly treat them as such. With many dogs sharing our homes, our lives, and sometimes even our bedrooms, keeping them happy, healthy and parasite free is a crucial part of the care we give them. Take a look here at the parasites your dog may be at risk from, and how to protect them.

Read more about dog parasites

Cats

Both hugely loving and fiercely independent, cats often lead two lives, and their outdoor jaunts can expose them to a wide range of parasites. Even our indoor cats are not safe, as parasites can invade our homes on shoes, on other pets and even by hopping through open windows! Take a look at the common feline parasites, and see how you can best protect your cat.

Read more about cat parasites 

Rabbits

Full of character and a joy to own, rabbits are finally being seen as the complex pets that they are. Unlike many of our other pets, however, rabbits are prey species and like to hide when they are feeling unwell. This means problems in rabbits can be hard to spot early without knowing what to look for, and some parasitic infections in rabbits can quickly kill. Take a look at the parasites than can infect your rabbit, and make sure you know what to watch out for. 

Read more about rabbit parasites

Small pets

Small but full of character, our littlest pets can still sometimes get overlooked. Although their lifestyles mean they are less likely to pick up parasites than some of our other pets, our small furries such as chinchillas, mice, rats, hamsters, guinea pigs and degus can still pick up parasites, especially mites. By knowing what to look out for, you can make sure your small furry is kept squeaky clean and itch-free!

Read more about small pet parasites

Ferrets

Our friendly ferrets can find themselves getting over-familiar with a wide range of parasites, especially if they are allowed to roam outside or are used for sport. Making sure you know what parasites can affect your ferret, what to watch out for and how you can protect them is a great way to keep your ferrets as happy and mischievous as ever!

Read more about ferret parasites

Aviary Birds

Our aviary birds can range from the biggest parrots down to tiny finches, but many of our feathered friends struggle with the same or similar parasites. Knowing the signs of a parasite problem is key to keeping our beautiful birds in full health and without and ruffled feathers!

Read more about bird parasites

Health Plans

For dogs, cats and rabbits, our Health Care Plans can be a great way to make sure you are providing the most up-to-date and comprehensive protection for your pet against parasites. Take a look at our health plan options here, and get your pet protected for a simple, monthly fee.