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Recommended Parasite Control in Dogs & Cats

Adult Dogs

The frequency which anti-parasitic drugs need to be given depends on your dog’s lifestyle. Dogs are at risk from parasites from a number of different sources, which are discussed later

Worms can also be passed to people and on occasion cause significant human health issues

In short, the frequency with which your dog(s) need(s) worming & flea control is not set in stone. Our vets will discuss the risks your dog is exposed to and recommend an appropriate plan. For most dogs the following protocol is recommended at Woodcroft Vets:

Advocate (every month) – controls fleas, roundworms, lungworm, ear mites, heartworm, Demodex mites, Sarcoptic mites, biting lice, hookworm, whipworm & fox lungworm.

Drontal (every 3-6 months) – controls tapeworms

Scalibor Protectoband (every 6 months, if increased risk e.g travel outside the UK) – controls ticks, sandflies and mosquitoes.

Woodcroft Vets provide a single multi-wormer (e.g. Drontal) free of charge with each vaccine consultation.

Puppies

We recommend that a single multi-wormer is given at your puppy's first Woodcroft Vets vaccination (e.g. Drontal): this is supplied free of charge as part of the vaccination.

Finally, we recommend monthly worming and flea control for your puppy until he or she is 6 months of age (e.g. Advocate): the first dose of Advocate is supplied free of charge, at the second Woodcroft Vets vaccination.

Remember: Worms can also be passed to people and on occasion cause significant human health issues.

Adult Cats

The frequency which anti-parasitic drugs need to be given depends on your cat’s lifestyle (e.g. indoor vs. outdoor, frequent hunter). Cats are at risk from parasites from a number of different sources, which are discussed later

Worms can also be passed to people and on occasion cause significant human health issues

In short, the frequency with which your cat(s) need(s) worming & flea control is not set in stone. Our vets will discuss the risks your cat is exposed to and recommend an appropriate plan. For most cats the following protocol is recommended at Woodcroft Vets:

Stronghold (every month) – controls fleas, roundworms, ear mites, heartworm, Sarcoptic mites, biting lice & hookworm.

Milbemax (every 3 months) – controls tapeworms

Woodcroft Vets provide a single multi-wormer (e.g. Milbemax) free of charge with each vaccine consultation.

Kittens

We recommend that a single multi-wormer is given at your kitten's  first Woodcroft Vets vaccination (e.g. Milbemax): this is supplied free of charge as part of the vaccination.

In addition, we recommend monthly worming and flea control for your kitten until he or she is 6 months of age (e.g.Stronghold): the first dose of Stronghold is supplied free of charge, at the second Woodcroft Vets vaccination.

Remember: Worms can also be passed to people and on occasion cause significant human health issues.

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