Expert protection from parasites and pests

Intestinal worms in cats & dogs

Regular worming is an essential part of good pet ownership. Intestinal worms live in the gastrointestinal system of cats and dogs and include hookworm, roundworm, whipworm and tapeworm. They can cause severe diarrhoea and disease, especially in puppies and kittens.

Usually worming is done with a simple tablet. Call Vet Name to find out what products we recommend.

Heartworm prevention in dogs

Heartworm is the 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.

Prevention of heartworm is one of the most important things you must do for your dog – curing heartworm is rarely successful. Note that intestinal “all wormer” tablets do NOT protect against heartworm.

At Vet Name we recommend an annual injection for your dog to protect against heartworm, but other products available include oral medication and a topical spot product.

Fleas

Fleas are the MOST COMMON external parasite we find on dogs and cats from suburb and surrounds. They cause intense itching and hair loss, and may also trigger skin allergies or transmit other parasites to your dog.

Flea prevention involves a monthly spot on treatment or oral tablet – call us to make sure you use the right product. BEWARE as pyrethrin-based flea treatments are toxic to cats.

Paralysis ticks

The dreaded paralysis tick is unfortunately common throughout suburb and all along the east coast of Australia. Once a tick attaches to your pet’s skin it becomes engorged with blood and injects a potent toxin that causes muscle paralysis – this can cause death if the muscles that help your pet breathe become paralysed.

There are topical treatments available to protect your pet from ticks.

Call our friendly vet staff today to ensure your pet is protected against parasites – we can recommend the best products.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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