Flea, Tick, Lice, Mites and Worms

There is nothing that quite grosses owners out more than knowing that external or internal parasites are living on or in their pets. The creepy factor is huge and so are the health concerns caused by certain parasites. A good parasite is not supposed to kill its host but it can sure make their life miserable and as vectors of diseases, many of the insect and worm pests are pretty evil. Here is our primer on the parasite situation in Victoria, read on and the gross factor should lessen, especially when you find out that we can control and prevent these bugs from making your pets life hell.

  • FlePrevention

    Fleas

    By far the most common skin parasite of dogs and cats in Victoria are fleas. Our flea season is generally June through October. If pets have not been on any…

  • Veterinarian Services

    Ticks

    Ticks are seasonal and in Victoria we tend to see higher numbers of pets contacting ticks in the winter months of Jan-Feb and then in the summer, generally, June through…

  • Dogs

    Ticks – Menace or Myth

    Perhaps no feeling gives humans the creeps like the that of finding a tick crawling on them and the same applies when they find a tick on their dog. There…

  • Lice

    Lice

    Lice are quite a common cause of intense itching in dogs (occasionally cats). As in humans, biting or sucking lice lay eggs (nits) on the shaft of hair/fur and can…

  • Cat EarMites

    Mites

    In our area we rarely see mange (basically a term for any mite infections) in dogs, except in young dogs who have Demodectic mange. This is a mite which is…

  • Dogs

    Worms

    Nothing more disgusting than finding worms in a pets poop or vomit. Generally in our area we find ascarid worms (roundworms) or tape worms. Adult round worms are long, thin,…

  • News_Mar12_Medications

    Products for Controlling Parasites

    Products for External Parasites We stock many easy to administer, safe and effective external parasite treatment options.  They fall under the following categories:  topical medications, oral medications, injectable medications, collars…