Fleas are one of the most problematic parasites in the world, with the ability to cause skin disease and allergic reactions. They can be difficult to find – a dog or cat with flea allergy dermatitis may never actually be seen with fleas. Please consult with one of our vets who can advise you on the best treatment options for your pet.
Watch out for deadly ticks!
Paralysis ticks are a common parasite, even more so if you live near bushland and water. They are most prevalent throughout the warmer months. These parasites can cause paralysis and, if left untreated, pets may die from respiratory disease. Treatment includes the administration of an antitoxin and can be quite costly. Tick prevention products include oral chews, “back of the neck” spot-on products and tick collars.
Symptoms of tick paralysis may include:
- Coughing or grunting
- Laboured breathing
- Loss of appetite
- Lethargy, reluctance to jump or walk
- Vomiting or retching
- Loss or change of bark
- Instability (wobbliness) in the legs
We hope to see you and your furry friend soon,
The Cremorne Veterinary Hospital team