Parasite Control

Controlling Fleas, Ticks, Worms & Heartworm In Pets

Tullamarine Animal Hospital - Parasite Control
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 us at Tullamarine Animal Hospital on (03) 9115 4647 to find out what products we recommend. 


Heartworm Prevention in Dogs

Heartworm is the disease that nightmares are made of!

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 the Tullamarine Animal Hospital, we recommend an all in one oral or topical product to protect against heart worm or a yearly injection that will protect against heartworm only.


Fleas are the MOST COMMON external parasite we find on dogs and cats from Tullamarine 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

Whilst paralysis ticks are not commonly found in Victoria, when heading interstate with your pets it is ideal to cover them with a tick prevention product.

Ask us about treatments available to protect your pet from ticks if traveling interstate.

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

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