Parasite Control

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Parasite Control for your Pets - Eclipse Park Veterinary Surgery

Parasite Control for Your Pets

Eclipse Park Vet - Parasite Control for Your Pets
Regular parasite control is an essential part of good pet ownership in Highfields. Maintain the good health of your cat or dog.
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. If you need help selecting the right worming prevention for your pet, please get in touch.

Intestinal worms are also zoonotic which means that they can be spread from your pet to you!

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

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

Never start heartworm prevention on your pet unless they have been tested for the infection.


Fleas are the most common external parasite we find on dogs and cats from Highfields and surrounding areas. They cause intense itching and hair loss, and may also trigger skin allergies or transmit other parasites to your dog.

Flea prevention involves spot on treatment or oral chews – call us to make sure you use the right product. Be aware of pyrethrin-based flea treatments, as these are toxic to cats.

Paralysis Ticks

The dreaded paralysis tick is unfortunately common throughout Highfields 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.

Treatment for tick paralysis is available however, prevention is key! There are numerous products available for prevention including top spots, chews, washes and collars.

Call our friendly vet staff today to ensure your pet is protected against parasites. We can help you choose the right product for you and your pet.