The key to keeping your pet in top shape

Intestinal worms

Parasites that live in your pet’s intestines, these “worms” can cause a variety of nasty problems; from weight loss to severe diarrhoea or even death. Puppies and kittens are at particular risk.

Regular worming is important, not only for your furry friend, but for humans too. Especially if your dog or cat gives you kisses! Some worms are transmitted by fleas, although most release tiny eggs into your pet’s poo. Don’t forget to wash your hands after cleaning the cat’s litter-tray, or picking up the dog poo!

Ask us what’s right for your pet!

Heartworm

Heartworm is a disease that nightmares are made of! Spread by mosquitoes, the worms can grow up to 30cm long and become lodged in your dog’s heart, eventually causing heart failure and death.

Heartworm has recently been found in foxes on the Mornington Peninsula., so it’s only a matter of time until it’s in our dogs too.

Luckily, although treating heartworm is hard, preventing it is easy! We recommend an injection that protects your dog all year, and usually give it at their annual health check., There are other options too, so just ask..

Note that intestinal “all wormer” tablets do NOT protect against heartworm.

Fleas

Fleas are the most common external parasite that we find on dogs and cats locally. Even a single flea bite can cause trouble; intense itching, hair loss, skin changes or allergies. They can even transmit worms to your dog.

There are many options for preventing fleas – but they’re not all equal. Ask us to to tailor your pet’s parasite prevention programme .

BEWARE – not all dog treatments are safe for cats!

Paralysis ticks

Although, thankfully, rare on the Mornington Peninsula; it is important to be aware of this killer.

Ticks attach to the skin to feed on your pet’s blood, but inject a toxin that causes muscle paralysis. Sometimes the first sign is a changed bark, but if untreated the condition will progress to collapse and eventually death as the muscles used for breathing are affected.

A number of preventatives are now available to protect your pet from ticks – we’re happy to advise you.

Client Reviews

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

 

I have been going to Frankston Heights vet for years now and they always make it a great experience, weather I am there for a check up or an emergency. Thy have the best staff that try to answer any an all questions you have and have always helped me and my pets.

Darcy
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"Lovely Caring People"

 

We needed a vet urgently after being told by our Mount Eliza vet of 20 years that we had to wait 3 hours! We were seen immediately here.  A terrible day made just that bit easier because of these lovely caring people.  Thank you!

Margaret
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"I Highly Recommend Frankston Heights Vet Clinic"

 

I have been attending Frankston Heights Vet Clinic for many many years – Why? Because their level of service, their level of care and the clinic itself is just of the highest grade. The animals’ welfare is always their first priority – not the money side of things. I highly recommend the Frankston Heights Vet Clinic.

Robyn
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"Such Good Staff"

 

Such good staff. Called around with inquiries when my pup was getting get vaccinations as I wasn't happy with the service of the vet I was going to, and this was the only vet clinic who happily answered all my questions no matter how stupid they were.

Chelsie
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"The Best Care At The Best Price"

 

Thank you Frankston Heights vet clinic for helping our whippet Zelda with her leg injury at such short notice and on Christmas Eve. Our other whippets are patients of your clinic too and we always feel they're getting the best care and at the best price also.

Annike
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"Kind and considerate"

My dog is very anxious around other dogs and the staff took every step to help him through his visit. Friendly, helpful and supportive

Kerry
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"Simply exceptional"

Will and his team are simply exceptional. When our dog got sick they went above and beyond to care for him. When it was time to say goodbye we felt so supported by Will, he was so caring and thoughtful. I cannot recommend this incredible team highly enough. Our newest additions are just as well cared for and we won’t be going anywhere else. Thank you for everything you have done for us guys x

Katie
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Care with a capital C

Always, I repeat, always attend with professional Care with a capital "C"

Coral
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"Answered all my questions"

Such good staff. Called around with inquiries when my pup was getting get vaccinations, and this was the only vet clinic who happily answered all my questions no matter how stupid they were. Had her last vaccine done here and her desexing on Friday, and they didn't even care this morning when I rocked up unannounced with my pup cause I was worried - she was seen straight away and the vet and vet nurses were so lovely and informative and 100% made me feel a lot calmer. Thanks to the staff so much!

Chelsie
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★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Lovely, nurturing vet staff and friendly, helpful reception staff.

Deidre
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"My fur kids best interests at heart"

My fur kids are always happy to walk through the door. Staff are friendly and caring and always have my fur kids best interests at heart.

Emily

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"Part of the family"

Best place to have my fur babies looked after, and treated like they are part of the family.

Julie

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"Exceptionally lovely staff"

Exceptionally lovely staff. I was in a state, worried about my sick dog and they were very empathetic, calming and explained everything really well.

Elisha

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"Kind and understanding"

The staff are exceptional, nothing is to much trouble. They are knowledgeable, kind, understanding and empathetic. I have a very nervous and hard to handle dog, their kindness and understanding helps us get through each visit as easily as possible. I can not thank the team enough for all their hard work

Karen

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★★★★★

What a wonderful difference; lovely, caring and helpful people from the nurses to the vets. I fully recommend this practice

Ronda

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"Amazing"

The team at Frankston Heights Vet centre are amazing. Our dog Sailor recently lost her fight with skin cancer. We have taken her here for many years and the staff got to know her and adored her as much as we did over this time. Thank you for helping us keep her for 12 amazing years.

Paul

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★★★★★

In my opinion this clinic is the best in the Frankston area. 

Susan

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"Kind and understanding'

The staff are exceptional, nothing is to much trouble. They are knowledgeable, kind, understanding and empathetic. I have a very nervous and hard to handle dog, their kindness and understanding helps us get through each visit as easily as possible. I can not thank the team enough for all their hard work.

Karen

Google Business Review

★★★★★

Venera

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★★★★★

Stephanie

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★★★★★

Maree

Facebook Review

★★★★★

Tara

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