Flea and worming treatment

Flea control

Unfortunately fleas are a very common problem and once you have a flea infestation, it can be very difficult to get rid of the problem. These blood sucking parasites cause a multitude of problems for your pets from skin allergies to mouth ulcers and they can also carry worms and may even bite you! Alarmingly flea eggs and larvae can live in the house for up to 18 months and can provide a reservoir for infestation if not treated appropriately.

Our vets will determine the best flea programme tailored specifically to your pet and lifestyle. We have a wide range of excellent products to suit different pets and owners. In general, we recommend a monthly spot-on product which is applied to the back of the neck. Unlike similar flea medications, this has the added advantage of providing protection against roundworms and lungworm. Please contact us to discuss your pets’ needs and the parasite control most suitable for their lifestyle.

Worming control

Regular worming treatment will keep your pet worm-free and the humans in your house safe. Cats and dogs pick up worms from their mothers, other pets, eating slugs and snails and by coming into contact with the faeces of other animals. There are several types of worms that will cause disease ranging from weight loss to severe life-threatening diarrhoea. Roundworm and some types of tapeworm can be passed on to people, particularly children, and can cause disease and even blindness.

Another worm of significance for dogs is the lungworm. There have been more incidences of lungworm over the last few years with a related increase in fatalities. Symptoms range from coughing and pneumonia, to diarrhoea and vomiting, or the blood not being able to clot and subsequent strokes and neurological problems. We offer comprehensive protection against worms for cats and dogs and generally recommend:

  • Monthly treatment with a de-worming tablet up to six months of age
  • Subsequent de-worming every three months

The worming drugs we recommend are only available from a veterinary surgery and are far more effective than those you can buy in a pet shop and supermarkets. If you need help giving a worming or flea treatment we are more than happy to do this for you.

Get in touch

Washington Samaritan Center
(812) 254-1558

2007 State Street

Washington, IN


Petersburg Samaritan Center
(812) 354-8785

611 Main Street, Suite 110
Petersburg, IN

Loogootee Samaritan Center
(812) 295-3090

200 South JFK Avenue
Loogootee, IN

The Willows
(812) 885-2720

1901 Willow Street
Vincennes, IN

Samaritan Center
(812) 886-6800

515 Bayou Street
Vincennes, IN

FAX Number 812.886.6809

Riverfront Counseling Center
(812) 885-2718

300 N 1st Street
Vincennes, IN

Wabash Valley Friendship Clubhouse
(812) 885-8530

401 South 7th Street
Vincennes, IN