Worms, Ticks & Fleas

Both dogs and cats are susceptible to getting various parasites; these include fleas, worms and ticks. For most pets we can arrange a simple solution for you that is tailored to your and your pets needs. Many of the products we use now are 'spot-on'; meaning that they are placed onto the skin of the animal for ease of administration.

It is important to maintain protection against these parasites as many can also affect humans, and some can be lethal for your pet
 

Intestinal Worms
Worming is one of the first health care issues pet owners need to address as pups and kittens are the most susceptible. As their name suggests, intestinal worms are parasites that live inside your pet’s intestines. These worms range in size from small to surprisingly large (up to 18cm in length). Regardless of their size however, they all have negative, and potentially deadly effects.

  • Roundworm
  • Tapeworm
  • Whipworm
  • Hookworm

If your pet has a large number of worms it may find it difficult to maintain body condition and it can lose weight. In some cases it can cause vomiting, diarrhoea and even anaemia (a low red blood cell level). Occasionally, heavy intestinal worm burdens can cause death.

At Kangaroo Flat Veterinary Clinic we stock the full range of Bayer flea treatements. This range includes Advantage, Advocate and Advantix, which are all spot-on applications.
We also stock Profender which is a spot-on worming treatment, as well as Popantel worming tablets for all your animals intestinal worming needs.