How do I notice signs of fleas and worms?. TV vet Paul Manktelow explains how you can spot if your pet is infected with fleas and worms.
He says: “The first thing to look at is coat quality – is it as healthy and shiny as it should be? Fleas will cause your pet to scratch so if you notice this then it’s likely they have picked up the parasite. There may also be areas of skin that have become quite scabby through scratching – this is another sign that they are being bitten by fleas. Further indications of a flea or worm infestation is if your pet is losing weight or is showing other signs of ill health such as vomiting or diarrhoea.
“To discover with your pet has picked up any parasites, check their poo for eggs or tapeworm segments and with fleas look at the coat and give your pet a good brush with a flea comb. Brush onto a wet white paper towel – if red spots come up this is flea poo. The best way to treat fleas and worms is with a preventative product.”
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