All our practices provide the most suitable, prescription-strength parasite protection for your pet. Our vets and nurses can discuss the parasite challenges that your pet may come up against, and suggest the best protection routine for them. Tablets, spot-ons and collars are all available to help make protecting your pet as easy as possible!
Cryptosporidium And Your Reptile
Cryptosporidia are a type of protozoa – a microscopic, single-celled parasite – which live in the intestines and can have devastating consequences.
Ticks And Your Reptile
Having scales isn’t always enough to protect against biting parasites. Ticks are nasty, blood-sucking parasites with powerful mouthparts. These can pierce even scaled skin, which means even our reptiles are not safe from the risk of tick bites. While indoor reptiles are at very low risk of tick bites, our roaming reptiles such as tortoises are more likely to be affected.
Coccidiosis And Your Reptile
Coccidiosis is caused by a single-celled parasite, or protozoa, and can be especially dangerous to Bearded Dragons.
Mites And Your Reptile
Amazingly, there are over 250 species of mite which can affect reptiles. Thankfully, most of these are very rare or not found in the UK. Spider-like, and ranging in size from as small as 0.1mm, many mites are not parasitic at all and are in fact free-living – some mites in fact are really useful, working as decomposters in our environment!