Although small, parasites pose a huge risk for our pets.
There are numerous preventative products out on the market currently and it can be confusing to navigate and know what is the best regime for your pet to ensure they are safe.
What parasites do your pets need protection from?
- Ticks: One of the most dangerous parasites affected our domestic pets. There are many species of tick but the one of most concern is the paralysis tick (Ixodes holocyclus). The paralysis tick can be found along the Eastern Coast of Australia. Paralysis ticks are endemic to our area and can be life-threatening if left untreated.
- Fleas: These wingless, flightless, biting insects are common pests for domestic dogs and cats. Maintaining flea control year round will prevent any infestations.
- Intestinal Worms: These internal parasites can affect your pets and can also be transmitted to your family as well. Symptoms that may identify whether your pet has worms include weight loss, diarrhoea and weakness.
- Heartworms: Although rare, if contracted heartworm can be fatal for your pet. Transmitted by the mosquito a heartworm injection annually will provide protection from this parasite.
Our vets and vet nurses can recommend the best regime individualised for your pet based on their age and lifestyle.