Virtually all kittens are infected with worms at birth, mostly transmitted via their mother’s milk. Regular worming is essential. If your kitten/cat has not been wormed since you have had him/her, please contact us for advice. If we see your cat regularly, (e.g. for his/her yearly check-up and booster vaccination), you will not need to see the veterinary surgeon before purchasing prescription wormers.
Effective flea control is also available only on prescription; if we have seen your cat within the last 12 months you do not need to see a veterinary surgeon to purchase this.
Our nurses are happy to provide free of charge monthly check-ups for kittens, to weigh them and administer appropriate worming treatment. They can also advise about toilet training, behaviour, diet and exercise.
We find the most effective and convenient method for flea and worm control is a monthly spot on product which combines the two and also covers ear mites and skin mites. You can only get this from a veterinary surgery. Please contact us for more information about this product. We can supply a range of different products to suit individual needs, including tablets and spot on treatments, products to treat the house for fleas and treatments for ticks and for pets travelling abroad.
We regularly see evidence in the surgery that using non-prescription products to try and treat worms and fleas, such as those from pet shops or supermarkets, doesn’t work well and can be even dangerous. Prescription products from us are much better and safer. In order to prescribe these products your cat has to have been seen by one of our vets within 12 months. Check-ups with a vet to prescribe these products are usually offered FREE OF CHARGE, unless your pet has another problem they need to see the vet about.
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