Parasites and Your Pet
Parasites can live on our pets, or even inside them, and sometimes they can live on us too. 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.
How To Protect Dogs From Fleas
Itching to protect your dog from fleas? They're a common complaint in dogs causing irritation, disease & tapeworms. Find out more about dog flea protection.
Lungworm And Your Dog
Lungworm is a deadly parasite, which lives in slugs and snails. Keeping your dog protected against lungworm is a key part of keeping them happy and healthy.
Protecting Your Dog From Ticks
Ticks are specialised parasites with large jaws that attach to pets & humans and feed on their blood. Click to find out more about tick prevention for dogs.
Whipworms in Dogs
Whipworm can cause problems to arise in dogs, especially senior dogs who are more at risk. Find out more about symptoms and possible treatments here.
Tapeworms And Your Dog
Tapeworms can cause a lot of distress in your pet dog. Find out the signs, symptoms and how to treat a tapeworm infection in your dog with our advice here.
Lice live on the skin of your dog, and feed by chewing, or sucking blood. Lice can be very uncomfortable for your dog so find out how to prevent them here.
Hookworms And Your Dog
Hookworms are small and difficult to spot, in large enough numbers they can suck enough blood to cause serious anaemia, especially in puppies.
Fleas And Your Puppy
Find out how to spot the symptoms of fleas on your puppy here. Find advice and treatments to ensure your pet does not suffer from these pests. Read online now.
Dog Heartworm Advice & Care
All you need to know about Heartworms care & your dog. Heartworms aren't found in the UK, but they're a serious risk for dogs travelling abroad.
Roundworms in Dogs
Roundworms are very common in the UK – in fact studies have shown that over 20% of dogs and cats may be actively infected at any one time! Learn more here.
Dog Parasite Giardia Advice & Care
Giardia are microscopic parasites that live in the small intestine of your dog and can cause numerous problems. Read our expert advice here to learn more.