Creepy Crawlies

Parasites come in many different shapes and sizes. They bite, suck pet’s blood, live on their skin or in their intestinal tract, depending on whether they are ecoparasites (live inside the body), or ectoparasites (live outside the body).

A heavy parasite burdens can make your pet feel miserable and their weakened immune systems leaves them open to contracting other diseases. Not only that, many parasites are zoonotic, meaning that they can be passed on to humans. Children are particularly at risk.

Sound scary? They don’t have to be! We can prescribe your pet the most suitable parasite preventative or treatment and are discounted on our Pet Health Plans


Some of the main worms include:

  • Lungworm
  • Heartworm
  • Roundworms
  • Tapeworm
  • Hookworm
What’s the big deal?

Intestinal parasite infections can cause a multitude of problems including: diarrhoea, anaemia, breathing issues, chronic heart failure and even death in the worst case scenarios.

Fleas and Lice

What’s the big deal?

Not only will these annoying little critters cause intense itching in your pet, they can evoke an allergic reaction resulting in skin inflammation or infection. Fleas are also known to transmit a type of tapeworm, which is one nasty parasite your pet would not like to have.

Ticks and Mites

What’s the big deal?

Mites most commonly cause ear inflammation, allergic reaction and secondary bacterial infections due to self trauma. Ticks are well known carriers of Lyme disease, which is transmissible to humans.

What’s the Solution?

Worm puppies & kittens every 2 weeks up to 12 weeks old with either parazole or milpro puppy/kitten as appropriate,
At 12 weeks switch to monthly.
At 6 months old, begin treating every 3 months
For all other furry friends: Please speak to any of our team.