It can be alarming to discover that your pet has fleas but it should not come as a surprise. Fleas are the most common parasite in pets and almost all pets are affected at some stage in their life unless they are given regular, routine treatment to control fleas. Fleas are unlikely to cause serious harm, but they are
a nuisance and very unpleasant.
Getting rid of fleas can be difficult once they have become established so regular treatment is strongly recommended. Fleas can pass on other diseases to your pet and so flea control is an important aspect of routine health care for your pet.
All pets are affected by worms at some stage in their life and many will be re-infected unless they are given regular, routine worming treatment. Except in rare cases, worms are unlikely to cause serious harm.
Getting rid of worms is relatively simple and inexpensive so regular treatment is strongly recommended, particularly as some types of worm can be passed onto humans.