Parasites and Your Pet
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.
Protecting Your Dog From Ticks
Ticks are specialised parasites with large jaws that attach to pets, & humans, & feed on their blood. Click to find out more about tick prevention for dogs.
Lice And Your Dog
Lice live on the skin of your dog, and feed by chewing, or sucking blood. Lice can be very uncomfortable for your dog, and can make them itchy and sore.
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.
Whipworms And Your Dog
Anecdotally, older dogs are more at risk of having a whipworm burden than younger dogs. Whipworms are blood sucking intestinal worms.
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.
How to Protect Dogs with 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.
Dog Parasite Giardia Advice & Care
Giardia are a type of protozoa – a microscopic parasite – which lives in the small intestines. Read our expert advice to learn more.
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.
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.
Roundworms And Your Dog
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.
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.