Caring for Dogs - A Quick Guide

  • 31/01/2010
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  • Fleas

Fleas are common, hardy insects which are hard to spot on your pet. They often leave little clumps of black grit droppings, which are a tell tale sign. Besides being generally unpleasant and irritating for your dog, a single flea bite can result in a severe skin reaction in some dogs. They lay their eggs in carpets and bedding and become more active in warmer conditions i.e. during the summer or when the central heating is in use. Your vet will advise you on an effective insecticide treatment to keep your pet "flea free". Treatment of your home is also advisable as fleas can live in carpets and soft furnishings.

  • Worms
Worms can cause ill-health and potentially, serious illnesses particularly in puppies. Your dog should be treated for worms every 6-8 months. Your vet will advise you on an effective worming drug suitable for your dog.

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