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Parasite Control in Dogs and Cats

Parasite Control in Dogs | Parasite Prevention | Hilton Vet Hospital

Parasite Control in Dogs

Intestinal Worms

The most common worms that infect dogs and cats are Roundworm, Hookworm, Whipworm, and Tapeworm. To control these worms, it is necessary to have a regular worming routine. Gastro-intestinal worms can cause serious malnutrition, weight loss in spite of increase appetite, vomiting, diarrhoea and death.

We recommend regular worming at least every three months.

Dogs & Cats

Age

Frequency

 

2-8 Weeks

Worm every 2 weeks

 

2-3 Months

Worm every month

 

4 Months +

Worm every3 months

Contact us to get the appropriate wormer for your pet’s body weight

Heart Worm Prevention

Heart worm is carried and transmitted by mosquitos. The larval stage of the worm is deposited in the tissue of a pet after being bitten by a mosquito. The larvae migrate through body tissue where they develop into immature adults which finally reach the heart via the venous system. Adults mature in about 6 months and are found in the heart and major blood vessels. The adults mate, and the female produces millions of microfilariae to circulate in the peripheral blood to renew the cycle. The dog can be severely affected, with major vessels becoming blocked with chronic infections. Death usually results in such cases from heart failure.

Products recommended by Hilton Vet Hospital:

Advocate Topspot
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqXUJAm0T-Q

NexGard Spectra Chewable Treats
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSKWvHroUT4&t=19s

Proheart Annual Injection
http://www.zoetis.com.au/product-class/proheart-sr-12-injection.aspx

Flea Control

Adult fleas can cause severe flea bite allergic dermatitis in dogs and cats and can be detrimental to the animals’ health. It is essential to use products that are safe for pets and their owners, but also very effective in killing the adult fleas on the animals. A wide variety of very effective products exist. Your vet can assist you in choosing the right product for your circumstances.

Adult fleas spend most of their time feeding off dogs, cats and other small animals. The adults make up only 5 % of the total flea population. The other 95 % consist of flea eggs, larvae and pupae that exist in the area where the animals live. This is usually in and around the house.

As fleas are largely an environmental problem, it is essential to vacuum clean carpets and floors to keep flea eggs and larvae to a minimum. Focus on the low traffic areas, under furniture, around edges of rooms and animal resting places. It is a good idea to spray the areas with a IGR (insect growth regulator) synthetic pyrethroid. The IGR specifically inhibits development of the flea larva stage.

Products recommended by Hilton Vet Hospital:

Advantage
http://www.friendsfurever.com.au/FurOPedia/advantage-for-dogs.aspx

NexGard Chewable Treat
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNRC8GxCtRk

Bravecto
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9EDQBgUh80


Parasite Control in Cats

Parasite Control for cats | Parasite prevention for cats | Hilton Vet Hosptial

Intestinal Worms

The most common worms that infect dogs and cats are Roundworm, Hookworm, Whipworm, and Tapeworm. To control these worms, it is necessary to have a regular worming routine. Gastro-intestinal worms can cause serious malnutrition, weight loss in spite of increase appetite, vomiting, diarrhoea and death.

We recommend regular worming at least every three months.

Dogs & Cats

Age

Frequency

 

2-8 Weeks

Worm every 2 weeks

 

2-3 Months

Worm every month

 

4 Months +

Worm every3 months

Contact us to get the appropriate wormer for your pet’s body weight

Heart Worm Prevention

Heart worm is carried and transmitted by mosquitos. The larval stage of the worm is deposited in the tissue of a pet after being bitten by a mosquito. The larvae migrate through body tissue where they develop into immature adults which finally reach the heart via the venous system. Adults mature in about 6 months and are found in the heart and major blood vessels. The adults mate, and the female produces millions of microfilariae to circulate in the peripheral blood to renew the cycle. The cat can be severely affected, with major vessels becoming blocked with chronic infections. Death usually results in such cases from heart failure.

Products recommended by Hilton Vet Hospital:

Advocate Topspot
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqXUJAm0T-Q

Flea Control

Adult fleas can cause severe flea bite allergic dermatitis in cats and can be detrimental to the animals’ health. It is essential to use products that are safe for pets and their owners, but also very effective in killing the adult fleas on the animals. A wide variety of very effective products exist. Your vet can assist you in choosing the right product for your circumstances.

Adult fleas spend most of their time feeding off dogs, cats and other small animals. The adults make up only 5 % of the total flea population. The other 95 % consist of flea eggs, larvae and pupae that exist in the area where the animals live. This is usually in and around the house.

As fleas are largely an environmental problem, it is essential to vacuum clean carpets and floors to keep flea eggs and larvae to a minimum. Focus on the low traffic areas, under furniture, around edges of rooms and animal resting places. It is a good idea to spray the areas with a IGR (insect growth regulator) synthetic pyrethroid. The IGR specifically inhibits development of the flea larva stage.

Products recommended by Hilton Vet Hospital:

Advantage Topspot
http://www.advantagepetcare.com.au/en/products/product-details/?productID=839

Advocate Topspot
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqXUJAm0T-Q