Regular parasite prevention is an important part of your pet’s routine healthcare, throughout their lives. Here at Wellpets, we provide a wide range of products which can be tailored to suit your individual pet’s needs.
Flea treatment for cats:
Fleas are the most common parasites caught by cats. They are small, wingless insects, with back legs that are modified for jumping. Fleas cause itching, they also transmit worms and will bite humans. The majority of a flea’s life cycle (approx. 95%) occurs away from the animal – in your home and environment.
Adult fleas feed on your pet’s blood and lay thousands of microscopic eggs each, which fall off into the environment. It is important to understand the flea life cycle when choosing a flea product, to ensure it's targeted at treating both the pet and the environmental load.
You can help protect your cat from fleas with correct advice and treatment. We generally do not recommend non-prescription products as they are not effective. Speak to our friendly vets and nurses who can advise and provide you with safe, effective flea prevention and treatments for your cat.
Worming treatment cats:
As a caring pet owner, you will know that worms come with the territory. Pets can be suffering with worms without showing any obvious symptoms, so worming your pet is important. Worms carried by cats can pose a health risk, not just to the pet in question but to other animals, and to humans.
Worms sound unpleasant because they are. They are parasites that live in intestines, affecting how your cat digests its food.
Tick treatment for cats:
Ticks are small, spider-like arachnid parasites that feed on your pet’s blood and can cause a lot of discomfort and more serious health problems if left untreated. If you find a tick on your pet, please book an appointment so our trained veterinary staff can remove the tick with the safest agents available.
You can spread the cost of your parasite treatment across the year with The Pet Health Club.