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. Some can also be passed on to humans.
Usually worming is done with a simple tablet. Call Maldon Vet Clinic to find out what products we recommend.
Heartworm Prevention in Dogs
Prevention of heartworm is one of the most important things you must do for your dog – curing heartworm is rarely successful. Note that intestinal “all wormer” tablets do NOT protect against heartworm.
At Maldon Vet Clinic we recommend an annual injection for your dog to protect against heartworm, but other products available include oral medication and a topical spot product.
Fleas are the MOST COMMON external parasite we find on dogs and cats from suburb and surrounds. 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, as some may be toxic to cats.
No paralysis ticks are usually around Maldon or Central Victoria, but they can be found on animals and clothing brought back from holidays in tick areas.
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 treatments available to protect your pet from ticks.
Call us today to ensure your pet is protected against parasites – we can recommend the best products.