fleas, ticks & worms
Fleas are a year round nuisance for our pets and a major cause of skin problems. There are many different products available for flea control but the most important thing to remember is to use safe, effective, residual products that will take care of the environmental flea problem as well as that on your pet. Due to our climate flea control should be used consistently, all year round for the best protection. For more information about Flea Control follow this link.
We recommend NexGard or Frontline. Our nurses are happy to discuss the best option for your pet.
Paralysis ticks are a natural parasite of our native wildlife and cause them no harm. When they attach themselves to our dogs and cats though, they secrete a toxin which causes paralysis, breathing difficulties, collapse and then death.
Daily checking of your pets’ entire body surface is the best prevention. There are tick prevention products available but they should not be relied upon solely. For more information regarding Tick Paralysis follow this link.
We recommend Nexgard for dogs and Frontline for cats, however please discuss with one of our nurses or veterinarians which product suits your and your pet the best.
Intestinal worms; roundworm, hookworm, whipworm and tapeworm can affect dogs and cats of all ages. They can cause diarrhoea, vomiting, poor condition and in some cases death particularly in puppies and kittens. Some of these worms can also cause disease in humans, particularly children, so good hygiene and regular worming of all pets is essential.
To control intestinal worms ensure you use a worming product
- every 2 weeks from 2 – 12 weeks of age
- monthly from 3 – 6 months of age
- every 3 months from 6 months for life
There are many products available, speak to one of our nurses or vets to find out which product suits you and your pet.
We are happy to share our recent cases and provide information to help you take care of your pet. Read about out interesting cases we have seen and articles regarding pet health.
We have strong relationships with a network of excellent wildlife carers who do an excellent job of rehabilitating & releasing a wide variety of native mammals, birds and reptiles.