Here at The Pets’n’Vets Family, it's our promise to Prevent Pet Parasites through our best advice, best quality products and our free text reminder service - BEAT THE BEASTIES!
Beat the Beasties offers more than a simple 'flea and worming product’ – it is a promise from us to you that we will provide the best protection for your pet, complete with helpful reminders and advice. Beat the Beasties is available to all of our clients across our practices, and is INCLUDED in our Family Membership!
Introducing Beat the Beasties 2U! Exclusively for Family Members, your practice-preferred flea and worming products are delivered direct to your door - at no extra cost to you! As a Family Member, all you need to do is opt-in for Beat the Beasties 2U when you get onboard, and we can deliver up to three months of anti-parasitic treatment to your door free of charge.
If you are already a member, and would like to start receiving your flea and worming treatment by post, just contact your local Pets'n'Vets practice and we can make it happen!
What are fleas?
Fleas are one of the most common external parasites in pets and are the cause of many skin problems. Although you may only see fleas on your pet, they are continually shedding eggs in your home and can lead to a home flea infestation. Flea bites to you and your family can be costly and complicated to treat. Did you know the adult flea can stay in its cocoon for up to 6 months before it emerges?
Although fleas are small, they can make your pet miserable. Once on your pet, fleas can bite every 5 minutes leaving your cat or dog itchy and uncomfortable. You only need to bring one flea inside your home to start an infestation. One female flea can produce enough eggs to quickly escalate the problem in your home.
Fleas live on a variety of animals such rabbits and hedgehogs, as well as cats and dogs. When your pet is outdoors, fleas from the eggs left behind by other animals can jump on your pet.
Once on your pet, they feed on his or her blood and start laying eggs.
Treating your pet with our vet recommended treatment plan will effectively kill fleas and disrupt their life cycle.
What are worms in pets?
There are various worms that can infect your pets, and they can pose a threat to your family. Worms that target pets include roundworms, hookworms, lungworms, and tapeworms, and they are prolific across the United Kingdom. Certain worm can produce more than 100,000 eggs per day, which are then passed in the pet’s faeces and spread throughout their living environment.
Your family can accidentally ingest worm eggs that have been passed through your pet’s faeces. The eggs can then hatch in your intestinal tract, and the worms can travel to various tissues in the body, including the eyes and brain, potentially causing serious infections.
Worms are a year-round threat and the only way to keep your pet and family safe is through proactive actions to get the best products. Lungworm, which is passed on by slugs and snails, is potentially fatal and many over the counter products do not tackle this worrying parasite.
Please be aware that many products available elsewhere other than sold at Pets'n'Vets practices may be ineffective at treating all the species of worms and fleas your pet could get.
There are many ranges of worming treatments available including tablets, liquids, granules and spot-ons.
Where can my pet catch fleas and worms?
Fleas, worms and other parasites can be caught at parks local to Pets'n'Vets.
Parks are a breeding ground for parasites, especially in the warmer months from April to October. As a pet owner, you do not want to deprive your beloved pet of the chance to make friends, and you certainly do not want to limit the opportunity to be outside. But, if it seems like all the other pets are itching, scratching and playing with slugs and other parasite carriers, what is a pet owner to do?
Don’t live in fear of parasites, every year we help hundreds of pet owners just like yourself have a parasite free pet. Not only will you save money in veterinary costs but you will give your pet the quality of life they deserve. Find out about our Family Membership to help spread the cost of your pet's essential healthcare.