Fleas & Worms

It is very common for dogs and cats to be affected by fleas or worms in any part of their life. As a responsible pet owner, it is our duty to be aware of this problem and take appropriate measures to protect our pets from worms and fleas.

Have you ever thought about the importance of regularly and consistently using a flea and worming treatment in your dog? What are the reasons behind this? Why are vets so insistent on treating your pets regularly?

In this article, we will discuss all the above questions. If you want to learn more about keeping your pet safe and protected, then please read this article to the end.

What are worms and fleas?

Worms and fleas are types of parasites that feed on your pet. Worm and flea infestations can cause serious health problems in dogs and cats. These parasites are present everywhere. Your pet can be affected by them on his daily walks or by any other animal, so prevention is really important.

What are the signs and symptoms if pets get infected by worms and fleas?

The problems caused by flea infestation are very clear and can seriously affect the health of your pet. You may have seen the signs and symptoms of flea infestation in your life. The most common sign that appears as a result of a flea infestation is scratching and itching. In more severe cases, your pet may suffer from flea allergy dermatitis.
However, in the case of worms, the consequences depend on the type of worms and their life stage. They can affect your dogs in a number of ways, from blocking blood flow to the heart, intestinal blockage and anaemia, inflammation of the arteries, and in some cases, death. Some early signs that appear from worm infestations in cats and dogs are swollen abdomen, poor growth, brittle and dull coat, weight loss, increased appetite, abnormal breathing, cough, diarrhoea, vomiting, blood in the stool, and fragments of worms in stool can be seen. The most common sign of tapeworm infestation is the small white fragments found in the stool that stick around the anus.

What is the importance of regularly using flea and worming treatment on dogs?

Treating fleas and worms are important to maintaining good health for cats and dogs inside and out. Suppose you did not protect your pets from flea infestation. In that case, a single flea could turn into hundreds or thousands of fleas in just a few days, and it can be very frustrating, expensive, and time-consuming to break the flea life cycle.

It is very difficult to find a flea on your pets because they are visible only 5 percent of the time and are otherwise present in the environment but not visible. Also, fleas can lie dormant for many months, and it can be difficult to break the flea life cycle.

In the case of worms, intestinal problems are difficult to detect without proper veterinary consultation and stool analysis.

Worm infestation is only detected when clinical signs appear, and the worms become visible in pet faeces. Some of the worms found in cat and dog faeces can cause serious illness in children. That is why prevention is important to protect your pet and your children.

Ever heard the saying “prevention is better than cure”? With fleas and worms, this could not be more true. It is far easier, and in the long run cheaper, to stick to a regimented schedule of treatments all year-round to ensure that your dog or cat does not catch fleas or worms in the first place. A healthier and well-protected pet will be a much happier pet.

“Ever heard the saying “prevention is better than cure”? With fleas and worms this could not be more true.”

How to treat fleas and worms in dogs

There are different types of flea and worm treatments in dogs available. Each treatment is tailored differently for different pets. Flea treatment is available topically and orally. If your pet does not use oral medication, you can apply skincare products. If you want to worm your puppies you can often hide the medicine in their food.

If you are busy with your daily work and often forget to use flea and worm treatment, you can order a flea and worm treatment online at Flerm. They offer the treatments as part of a monthly subscription pet health plan (from just £6.49 per month). Each treatment is mailed to you at the exact time you need it, so you’ll never forget to treat your pet.

Regular flea and worm treatment can help eliminate fleas and worms in dogs. You can also consult your veterinarian for the regular worming and flea treatment schedule. Regular grooming can also help your pet. It is always recommended to select those products that are safe for your pets.

How often should you treat dogs for fleas?

Most vets recommend that you treat your pet for fleas every month. Whilst pets are less likely to catch fleas outdoors in the colder winter months, it is still possible for this to happen. If the fleas are then brought into your house, which will be warm and cosy, a flea infestation can spread rapidly. For this reason, it is advised that you continue to treat your pet for fleas and worms throughout the course of the year at the recommended times.

How often should you deworm your adult dogs?

In the case of adult cats and dogs, they can suffer from a variety of worms due to their lifestyles. Typically, it is recommended your pet may need to be dewormed once every 3 months.

How often should puppies be wormed?

Puppies are very cute at their young age, and children often cuddle with them, but it is important to maintain proper hygiene so that kittens and puppies remain healthy and protected. When playing outdoors, children don’t wash their hands when they come back home, and with the same hands, they often touch their pets and play with them. In such instances, they can transfer worms to their pets.

However, when coming in contact with their adult parents, puppies can also get infected by flea and worm infestations. In the case of puppies, it is important to start their worming and flea treatment from a young age so that they can grow healthy.

If puppies get infected by worms, they will start shedding worms in their faeces as early as 3 weeks of age.

In the case of puppies, it is generally recommended you should deworm them at 2 weeks of age and then deworm them every 2 weeks for four deworming’s in total. Please speak to your vet about the frequency of treatments for your puppy.


It is very important to treat our dogs for worms and fleas because it will keep them healthy and protect you and your family from parasites and diseases. If you often forget to treat your dog for worms or fleas, you can get a subscription from Flerm and ensure your pet will remain protected from those nasty parasites!

Where to find our expert!

Article author Tahira is the in-house vet for Flerm. Flerm provides health plans for cats and dogs from just £6.49 a month with free delivery as well as 24/7 digital access to independent veterinary experts.

For More Information: www.flerm.co.uk

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