Parasite Control

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Gympie Veterinary Services
2 Little Channon Street
Gympie
QLD 4570

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Phone:
07 5482 2488
Fax:
07 3103 4508

Tin Can Bay Veterinary Surgery
67 Gympie Road
Tin Can Bay
QLD 4580

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Phone:
07 5486 4666
Fax:
07 3103 4508

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. Call Gympie Veterinary Services to find out what products we recommend.

 

Heartworm Prevention in Dogs

Heartworm is the disease that nightmares are made of! Spread by mosquitoes, the worms can grow up to 30cm long and become lodged in your dog’s heart, eventually causing heart failure and death.

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 Gympie Veterinary Services 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

Fleas are the MOST COMMON external parasite we find on dogs and cats from Gympie and surrounds. They cause intense itching and hair loss, and may also trigger skin allergies or transmit other parasites to your dog.

Call us to make sure you use the right product for your pet and budget. BEWARE as pyrethrin-based flea treatments are toxic to cats!

 

 

Paralysis Ticks

The dreaded paralysis tick is unfortunately common throughout Gympie 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, as well as oral treatments available to protect your pet from ticks.

Tick toxicity can be lethal if not treated. Prevention is better than cure.

Call our friendly vet staff today to ensure your pet is protected against parasites - we can recommend the best products.