Parasite Control

Parasite Control

Be preventative and regularly treat to keep your pets happy and healthy.

Parasites including fleas and worms can cause your pets pain, discomfort and serious health problems.

Fleas and worms can also affect humans.

Fleas live in any warm environment such as households, your pet’s fur, your clothes, furniture and, in the summer months,  grass and sand.

Fleas can lay up to 50 eggs every single day This rapid lifecycle makes fleas particularly difficult to get rid of and can lead to an infestation very quickly.

Fleas will bite both you and your pet causing red itchy bumps.  Bites can also spread nasty diseases.

If your pet has fleas they are likely to swallow them whilst grooming. This is bad news as fleas can carry tapeworm eggs which will hatch in your pet’s gut. Tapeworms will then cause your pet to become very unwell if they’re not treated quickly and effectively.  They can also easily be transmitted to humans.

If you think your pet has fleas or worms, please make an appointment to see us at Blackwater Vets so that we can provide the right treatments.

2 Mill Road, West Mersea

Colchester, Essex



Opening Hours:

Monday - Friday:

8:30 am - 7 pm

Saturday: 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

 Sunday & Bank holidays: closed



tel: (01206) 384 999