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Preventing Pesky Parasites

There are several parasites in cats and dogs that have the potential to affect household pets living on the Central Coast of NSW that we routinely protect against.


Parasites we should routinely protect against are:

Ticks- paralysis tick, bush tick and brown dog tick
Fleas
Intestinal worms
Heartworm

While they are a threat 365 days of the year, as we head into the warmer months some, especially paralysis ticks, peak therefore it’s extremely important your pet is not left unprotected- EVER! There is not one form of product on the market that we can definitively say will provide 100% protection against these nasty little creatures however they may reduce the effect should your pet come into contact with any.

Even when your pet is receiving paralysis tick prevention ALWAYS tick search your pet daily,  remove any ticks found on your pet and monitor for signs of tick paralysis.

If any signs are present take you pet to the vet asap. For more information on tick paralysis click here.
There are a large number of products on the market that assist in protection and/or treatment of the parasites mentioned above, understandably as a pet owner, it can be very confusing as to which product is the best for your pet. 

As a general rule use ONLY veterinary approved products- these products are scientifically proven to help protect your pet. For animals with an existing medical condition or currently on medication- please check with your vet before giving any of the products mentioned below.

Following is a brief explanation of a number of products currently available at Ourimbah Vet and our online store.

 

Simparica 

(for dogs only)


  • Flea control- starts killing fleas within 3 hrs with maximum effect after 8hrs for up to 35 days
  • Tick control- kills paralysis ticks, brown dog ticks and bush ticks within 8hrs for up to 35days 
  • Highly effective in the treatment of ear mites, demodex mites and sarcoptic mites (multiple monthly treatments may be needed) 
  • Reduces flea allergy dermatitis
  • Due to the fast acting nature of the product it kills adult fleas before they have a chance lay eggs therefore highly effective in breaking the flea life cycle.
  • Bathing and swimming will not affect how it works
  • Monthly administration 
  • Delicious chewable tablet
  • Give with or without food
  • Can be given to puppies and dogs from 8 weeks of age and over 1.3kgs

​Buy now- from our online shop

 

 

Heartworm injection

 

 

  • Easy and convenient
  • Given every 12 months
  • Provides protection against heartworm
  • Can be given at the same time as your dog's routine yearly vaccinations
  • Takes the worry away from remembering to administer oral heartworm prevention monthly 

​Click here for more information on Heartworm

 

Bravecto chewable

(for DOGS only)

 

  • Usually given every 3 months
  • Flea control- kills fleas within 8hrs
  • Tick control- controls paralysis ticks for up to 4 months and brown dog ticks for up to 8 weeks
  • Helps control flea allergy dermatitis
  • Delicious chew for ease of administration
  • Given with food
  • For use in puppies and dogs from 8 weeks and over 2kg in body weight
  • Swimming and bathing has no effect on the product as it is administered orally
  • Effective in breaking the flea life cycle due to the fast acting long lasting duration of the product

​Buy now from our online shop

 


Bravecto Spot-on

coming soon....

 

 

For Dogs

  • Controls paralysis ticks for up to 6 months 
  • Controls brown dog tick for up to 3 months
  • Rapidly kills fleas and controls within 8 hrs and lasts for up to 6 months 
  • Great for dogs who will not take an oral form of prevention
  • Can be given to puppies and dogs over 8 weeks of age and 2 kg in body weight 
  • Suitable for swimming 3 days after application
  • Effective in breaking the flea life cycle due to the fast acting, long lasting duration of the product
  • Apply according to package directions
  • Aids in the control of flea allergy dermatitis

 

For Cats

 

  • 3 monthly topical application
  • Rapidly kills fleas within 12hrs after application and for up to 3 months
  • Paralysis tick control for up to 3 months
  • For Kittens and cats over 11 weeks of age and 1.2kg in body weight
  • Reduces flea allergy dermatitis
  • Apply according to package directions
  • Due to the fast acting and long lasting nature of the product it is highly affective in breaking the flea life cycle as it kills adults fleas before they lay eggs.

 

Milbemax

(for cats and dogs)

 

If given very 3 months treats intestinal worms:

 

-Hookworm, whipworm, roundworm and tapeworm in dogs

-Roundworm, hookworm and tapeworm in cats

  • If given monthly also prevents heartworm 
  • For use in puppies and kittens fortnightly from 2 weeks if age up until 12 weeks then monthly until 6 months of age then administer every three months to treat intestinal worms or continue to give monthly to include heartworm prevention
  • Available for various weight ranges 

Buy now from our online shop

 

Nexgard

(for dogs only)

 

  • Flea and tick control product 
  • Kills fleas within 8hrs and for up to 1month
  • Controls paralysis tick, brown tick and bush ticks
  • Administer once a month 
  • For use in puppies from 8 weeks of age and over 2kg in body weight 
  • Tasty beef flavoured chew for ease of administration
  • Can be given with or without food
  • Swimming and bathing has no effect on the product as it is administered orally
  • Do not use in animals with epilepsy or history of seizures 
  • Available in various weight ranges in a single dose, 3 and 6 pack size

Buy now from our online shop

 

Nexgard Spectra

(for dogs only)

 

  • Flea control- kills fleas within 6-8hrs and for up to 1 month
  • Tick control- paralysis tick, brown and bush ticks 
  • Heartworm prevention 
  • Intestinal worm treatment- roundworm, hookworm, whipworm (does not treat tapeworm)
  • Monthly administration
  • For use in puppies from 8 weeks of age and dogs and puppies over 2kg in body weight 
  • Tasty beef flavoured chew for ease of administration
  • Can be given with or without food
  • Swimming and bathing has no effect on the product as it is administered orally
  • Do not use in animals with epilepsy or history of seizures 
  • Available in various weight ranges in a single dose, 3 and 6 pack size.

Buy now from our online shop

 

Seresto Collar


For cats and kittens from 10 weeks of age:

  • Treats and prevents flea infestations for up to 8 months 
  • Aids in treatment and control of flea allergy dermatitis
  • Odourless
  • Kills fleas without them having to bite your pet
  • Where the collar contacts the skin, the active ingredients spread over the entire skin surface of your cat.

For dogs

 

Sizes available:

-puppies and dogs up to 8kg from 7 weeks of age 

-dogs over 8 kg 

  • Treats and prevents flea infestations for up to 8 months
  • Kills adult paralysis ticks, bush tick and brown dog tick for up to 4 months and juvenile stages of brown dog ticks
  • Odourless and easy to apply 
  • Where the collar contacts the skin, the active ingredients spread over the entire skin surface of your cat.

Buy now from our online shop

 

Frontline Spray

 

Suitable for use in both cats and dogs from 2 days of age

 

Apply spray all over body- dose according to bodyweight

Recommended application every three weeks

 

Controls:

  • Paralysis ticks for up to 3 weeks
  • Fleas for up to 12 weeks
  • Adult brown dog ticks for up to 4 weeks
  • Assists in the control of flea allergy dermatitis

​Available for purchase at Ourimbah Vet

 

Scalibor Collar

 

  • Tick collar for dogs
  • Provides protection for up to 3 months
  • After first application reaches maximum efficacy after 2-3weeks
  • Replace every 3 months to maintain efficacy
  • Natural oils from the skin disperse the active ingredient over the whole body to form a protective layer
  • Odourless
  • Cut to size- one size fits all
  • Safe to use in puppies over 8 weeks of age

​Available for purchase at Ourimbah Vet

 

Comfortis

(for cats and dogs)

 

  • Effectively starts to control fleas within 30 mins and reaches 100% efficacy in dogs and 98% in cats within 4hrs of administration
  • Administer monthly
  • For dogs over 14weeks of age and 2.3kg in bodyweight
  • For cats and kittens over 14 weeks of age and over 1.4 kg in body weight 
  • Assists in the control of flea allergy dermatitis
  • Administer with food
  • Beef flavoured tablets 
  • Available in 6 dose packs
  • Consult with your vet before using in a pet with history of seizures 

​Buy now from our online shop

 

For more information please contact us on 4362 1644

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