Ticks can cause severe illness in our domestic pets and often death. Stay up-to-date and be vigilant.They may be small, but they are one of the most dangerous parasites affecting your pets.
A terrible inconvenience! Fleas can spread diseases and often will cause a skin irritation whilst on your pet. They can easily be picked up on walks or from other furry members of the family
Heartworm disease is a serious and potentially fatal disease in pets in Brisbane. It is caused by foot-long worms (heartworms) that live in the heart, lungs and associated blood vessels of affected pets, causing severe lung disease, heart failure and damage to other organs in the body.They are spread by mosquitoes which is an all year round problem in the tropical weather we enjoy in Brisbane.
There are four common types of intestinal worms in dogs, they are: roundworms, hookworms, whipworms and tapeworms. The symptoms of each type of worm vary, as does the way in which your pet can be infected. Some of them are zoontic and can be passed to their owners.
With so many flea and worming products on the market, it’s hard to know what to buy. That’s where we can help! At Vet Around The Corner, our staff are trained to tailor a parasite prevention program that suits your needs, budget, lifestyle and of course your pet.
Often, effective tick and flea control is a combination of measures – from preventative medications right through to regular washing of their bedding, carpet cleaning and other general hygiene measures. During a flea/tick infestation, one solution is rarely effective.
We always recommend seeking veterinary advice about the best flea treatments for your pet, as some treatments (if improperly used) can be harmful.