Northern Beaches Vet - Parasite Control

Parasite Control

Parasite Control at Northern Beaches Vet

Fleas are the most common external parasite we find on dogs and cats in our local area. They cause intense itching and hair loss, and may also trigger skin allergies or transmit other parasites to your dog. Flea prevention involves a monthly spot-on treatment or oral tablet – call us to make sure you use the right product.

Regular worming is an essential part of good pet ownership. Intestinal worms live in the gastrointestinal system of cats and dogs and include hookworm, roundworm, whipworm and tapeworm. They can cause severe diarrhoea and disease, especially in puppies and kittens. Usually worming is done with a simple tablet. Call us to find out what products we recommend.

Heartworm is spread by mosquitoes, and it is the most dangerous of all the worms for our pets. Think about this: wherever there are mosquitoes, there is the risk of heartworm. There are topical treatments, oral treatments and a yearly injection for dogs. Ask us for the most suitable prevention for your pet – we will make sure your pet is protected.

The dreaded paralysis tick is unfortunately common throughout Cairns and all along the east coast of Australia. Once a tick attaches to your pet’s skin, it becomes engorged with blood and injects a potent toxin that causes muscle paralysis. This can cause death if the muscles that help your pet breathe become paralysed. There are topical treatments available to protect your pet from these ticks, call us to ensure your pet is properly protected.

Northern Beaches Vet - Parasite Control

For more information how we can help your pet with parasite control, get in touch with our team.

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