Parasiticides for cats and dogs



This CPD module is about current thinking on parasiticides for cats and dogs. It will consider the types of parasites that affect cats and dogs, as well as the products available for treating and preventing infestations.


To provide an overview of the common parasitic diseases that affect cats and dogs and the parasiticide products used in the management of parasites.


After completing this module, you should:

  • Be aware of the common parasite diseases affecting cats and dogs
  • Understand the treatments for fleas, ticks and different types of worm.

Contributing author:

Andrea Tarr, pharmacist and founder of Veterinary Prescriber.

About this module

This CPD module is designed for community pharmacy technicians to use as part of their continuing professional development. Reflection exercises have been included to help start you off in the CPD learning cycle.
Record your learning and how you applied it in your practice using the action and evaluation record at the end of this module, which will then be stored in your personal learning log. You must be registered on the website to do this.
Continuing professional development (CPD) is a statutory requirement for pharmacy technicians. Completion of this module will contribute to the nine pieces of CPD that must be recorded a year, as stipulated by the GPhC.


Click here to download a PDF of the module as it appeared in print. You can still use your online learning log to record your learning outcomes and impact on your practice.

Originally Published by Training Matters

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