Worming & Fleas for Dogs
Because puppies pick up worms from their mum, it’s best to begin treatment straightaway and particularly once your pup is exploring outside, where pesky parasites lurk all around. It’s important for anyone who comes into contact with your pup, too, as worms can pose a risk to human health as well as to your dog’s.
Start using Advocate Spot On treatment to tackle parasites including life-threatening lungworms, roundworms, fleas and fox mange. All it takes is a once-a-month treatment, which is highly effective.
More worms to watch out for
As not all parasites can be treated with Advocate Spot On, other treatments are needed for complete protection.
- For tapeworm we recommend Drontal every three to six months, depending on how much your dog scavenges when they’re let loose outdoors.
- Ticks aren’t common in London, but if your dog gets out into the countryside occasionally, especially near deer and sheep, use Advantix or Seresto. It’s also recommended when travelling abroad.
Signs your dog may have worms
- Diarrhoea or constipation
- Weight loss
- A ‘pot-bellied’ appearance
- Poor coat quality
- Stunted growth
Flea eggs and larvae hatch and lay over again to repeatedly infect your pet. The most reliable treatment is Advocate Spot On, which treats fleas within 24 hours. Just be sure to also treat your house with Acclaim to kill off larvae.
Many pet shop products contain compounds that the fleas have developed resistance to, which are also less safe than modern treatments. And don’t waste your money on gimmicks such as flea collars, powders, shampoos and sprays, electronic flea killers, garlic, tea tree and other herbal products which – believe us – won’t do the job!