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Fleas & Worms

Everything you need to know about fleas and worms

How often should I worm my pet?

Your dog or cat should be wormed 2-4 times per year depending on how much they go out or hunt, or if they have fleas, as these little pests carry an intermediate stage of one of the tapeworms. We can worm your pet in the surgery with a single dose tablet. The vet will advise you of the best routine for your pet.  For some parasites, monthly worming is recommended.

What flea products should I use?

No one likes fleas and preventing an infestation before one takes hold is much easier than treating your pet and house afterwards. Remember, 95% of a flea population during an infestation is not on the pet, but in your home! Not only that, but the skin condition Flea Allergic Dermatitis can be very sore for your pet, as well as being expensive to treat. Prevention is always better than cure!

We recommend a variety of products, all of which are prescription medicines which have passed rigorous safety and clinical trials, to ensure that they do the job without risking harm to your pet. Not all products can claim this! Not only will these product kill adult fleas but it also kills any larvae as well! They are usually performed monthly. Please be aware, that the dog and cat spot-on are species specific (i.e. never apply a dog product to a cat, or vice versa!).  

For any information or advice on what specific products to use, please speak to one of our friendly staff. All of our contact information can be found here.

All of these products are available on our Pet Health Club, as well as for sale separately, once your pet has been examined by a vet. Joining our Pet Health Club provides significant savings on the cost of routine preventative care for your pet!  

Free Flea Check

If you would like further advice on effective flea product, for your pet or your home, then please do not hesitate to contact us, or pop in to discuss in person. For prescription products we are required by law to examine your pet, as many of these medicines are only safe in healthy animals. They are also dosed according to your pet’s weight, and so an accurate weight must be obtained. We do offer a free of charge check-up service, for the provision of flea and worming products, though. This will be required on an annual basis.

Practice information

Congleton Veterinary Centre

  • Mon
    8:30am - 7:00pm*
  • Tue
    8:30am - 7:00pm*
  • Wed
    8:30am - 7:00pm*
  • Thu
    8:30am - 7:00pm*
  • Fri
    8:30am - 7:00pm*
  • Sat
    8:30am - 4:00pm
  • Sun
    10:00am - 1:00pm

Emergency Details

Please call:

01260 272131

Find us here:

West Heath Retail Park Sandbach Road Congleton Cheshire CW12 4NB
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Please call this number for emergencies:

01260 272131