Intestinal Worms In Cats & Dogs
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. Contact The Veterinary Surgery to find out what products we recommend.
Heartworm Prevention in Dogs
We recommend heartworm prevention for your dog particularly if you are intending to travel interstate. We stock a variety of products which our nurses are happy to discuss with you.
Fleas are the MOST COMMON external parasite we find on dogs and cats in the 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. BEWARE as pyrethrin-based flea treatments are toxic to cats.
We recommend tick prevention particularly if you are intending to travel interstate or to the eastern coast of Victoria with your pet. Paralysis ticks are tiny and once attached to the skin can go undetected before the toxin that they produce causes life-threatening paralysis. Modern tick prevention is safe, easily administered and highly effective. Please speak to our nurses about appropriate tick prevention for your pet.
Get in touch with our friendly staff to ensure your pet is protected against parasites – we can recommend the best products for you.