Now there are a number of effective and easy to use controls – not only for flea and tick control, but for internal parasites too.
Dogs become invested with fleas through contact with other animals or contact with fleas in the environment. Fleas cannot fly but their strong back legs enable them to jump from host to host. A flea bite can cause itching, and in some cases, their severity will lead to hair loss, inflammation and secondary skin infections.
Worms can be divided into roundworms and tapeworms. Roundworms are much more of a problem in your dogs but are a lot easier to kill than tape worms. Tape worms can be found in any dog that has fleas.
It is important to worm puppies every two weeks until twelve weeks old, then every three months. If you have sheep around you, you must worm dogs every month to avoid the risk of sheep measles.
It is important to clean up your dog faeces. Roundworm larvae passed in the faeces of an invested dog takes four days to become active, so left faeces can be infectious to other dogs. Dogs on Eukanubu Premium Performance and Royal Canine Endurance 4800 produce up to 80 percent less faeces than traditional diets.
Sheep measles is the common name given to lesions in sheep and goats caused by an intermediate stage of tapeworm. The primary stage of the parasite is a tapeworm which infects the intestines of dogs.
Franklin Vets strongly support the Ovis Management Programme for controlling and preventing sheep measles on the farm. Talk to you vet to see what we can do to help you.
Freeze sheep meat before feeding it to dogs and ensure all dogs are treated before entering rural properties. If dogs are near sheep pastures regularly, they should be dosed monthly with praziquantel tablets.
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