September 25, 2016


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Flea and Worm Control

Flea and worm preventatives/treatments:

As a practice the Ark recommends Advocate as its general flea preventative and treatment. Advocate also treats certain mites, lice and roundworms. It treats heartworm for the Pet Passport Scheme and more importantly is a liscenced preventative for Lungworm. The product comes in a spot-on application for use every 4 weeks (28 days.) Advocate doesn't however prevent ticks. Usually only a problem in the summer months two alternative products are avaliable called Advantix and Seresto. For more information please ask a member of staff. O'Tom tick removers can also be purchased in practice for easy tick removal and our staff are more than happy to demonstrate their use.

Advocate treats against roundworms but your pet still needs to be wormed against tapeworm. There are several products avaliable for this; in practice we recommend worming with Droncit. Pets should be womed every 6months dependant upon your pets individual circumstances (cats who are hunters or dogs who are scavengers should be wormed more frequently) so please ask a member of staff for an individual recommendation. Puppies and kittens should be wormed on a more regular basis, please contact us for more information. 


Pet Passport Scheme:

The practice has L.V.I Accredited Veterinary Surgeons and so can recommend a flea and worming regime suitable for use when your pet is travelling abroad. See our Pet Passport Scheme travel page for more information.

Ark Veterinary Practice is part of CVS (UK) Limited, a company which owns over 200 veterinary practices in the UK. Company Registration Number: 03777473 Registered Office: CVS House,  Owen Road,  Diss,  Norfolk IP22 4ER. Tel no 01379 644288.