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New parasiticides for sale over the counter

New parasiticides for sale over the counter

Several parasiticides that previously were only available on prescription (as POM-Vs) have been reclassified so they can now be sold without a prescription by a vet, SQP or pharmacist (NFA-VPS). 

By doing this module you will:

  • Update your knowledge on the legal supply categories for veterinary medicines.

  • Find out which products have been reclassified.

  • Learn key points about the products.

  • Be aware of how they fit into the existing range of products.

Parasiticides for adult dogs

Parasiticides for adult dogs

 By doing this module you will:

  • know the five most important parasites that affect dogs in the UK;
  • understand why dogs are at risk;
  • understand why parasite protection is important for humans and dogs;
  • know the basic parasite protection dogs should get.

Parasite protection for cats

Parasite protection for cats

By doing this module you will:

  • know the five most important parasites 
  • understand why cats are at risk
  • understand why parasite protection is important for humans and cats
  • know the basic parasite protection cats should get.

Making sense of flea and tick products

Making sense of flea and tick products

By doing this module you will:

  • be able to make sense of the range of products by understanding the active ingredients
  • know what is required for a product to be a licensed veterinary medicine
  • know the difference between short- and longer-acting products
  • know how to report a side effect of a medicine
  • understand how prescription products differ from non-prescription products.