Flea and Tick Control
Fleas are a major problem in Kenya. Not only are they an irritant to your pet, they also can cause major skin problems and diseases to pets and humans.
Flea and parasite control are an important part of taking care of our loved animals. Dogs and Cats contact with infected pets and environment , walking and swimming in infected environments, and from direct contact with other animals. In addition to transmitting tape worms, fleas are the most common cause of itching and dermatitis in our pets.
Ticks are efficient carriers of serious diseases. They attach themselves to pets and other farm animals and suck blood. Ticks and fleas can be prevented through application of spot on medications, Collars or through tablets. We offer all these services in our clinic
They affect dogs of all ages, with puppies being more susceptible.
-Roundworms – a Danger for Young Dogs
This include hookworms, whipworms and askarids. Roundworms usually infect young dogs. Usually puppies until 6 months old are infected with them. According to scientific research, approximately 60–80% of recently born puppies are already infected with roundworms.-Flatworms – the Result of Fleas and Feeding Raw Meat Dogs are infected with flatworms (usually tapeworms) via intermediary hosts – fleas. The fleas feed on the remnants of excrement, as a result, they get infected with the eggs of parasites which are present in excrement. When a dog/ pfrom fleas, while scratching itself may accidentally ingest them and likewise is infected with flatworms. A dog may be infected with tapeworms after eating raw meat, which is infected with these parasites.
-Heartworm disease in animals is a serious threat that can cause heart failure and even death. Dogs are the most common victims, but other pets are susceptible also. Heartworms infect the heart and restrict blood flow causing organ failure.
Heartworms in Cats may cause coughing, asthma-like attacks, periodic vomiting, lack of appetite, or weight loss. Occasionally an affected cat may have difficulty walking, experience fainting or seizures, or suffer from fluid accumulation in the abdomen. Unfortunately, the first sign in some cases is collapse of the cat, or sudden death.