Auckland’s warm humid climate makes it an ideal spot for fleas! Because they tend to be a problem year round its important that you keep up with monthly flea treatments to prevent them from taking over your home.
There are an array of topical products on the market including Frontline, Advantage/Advocate and Revolution and some of these also treat roundworms.
There is also a new tablet called Comfortis which is licenced for use in dogs and cats. We are seeing really good results with Confortis, it is easy to administer and especially useful for dogs who swim or are bathed alot.
Each of the above has its particular advantages so please ask one of our qualified veterinary nurses for advice on what flea treatment would be suitable for your pet. It is important that you treat all of the animals in your house and often it is necessary to treat your house as well with a fogger such as Indorex. Fleas are the major cause of skin disease in cats and dogs and is vital to keep your pet flea free. It is always easier to prevent them rather than trying to erradicate them once you have them in your house!
It is very important that your pet is wormed regularly for their health and yours as on rare occasions they can be passed to humans,and in particular children with devastating consequences.
Worm burdens are greatest in younger animals where they are passed in the mothers milk (cats and dogs) and across the placenta (dogs) thus it is especially important to worm your puppy or kitten very regularly.
At Abbotts Way we recommend the following worming regime for both cats and dogs.
Once again there is an array of products to choose from including tablets (Milbemax, Endoguard), topical applications combining flea and roundworm treatments (Advocate, Revolution) and Profender a topical treatment covering both roundworms and tapeworms.
The choices are endless so its best to come in and have a chat to one of our qualified veterinary nurses about the best treatment for you pet.
“Hi our names are Arabella, Charlie, Whisky and Gina Roberton and we are all patients of the Abbotts Way Veterinary Clinic. We would like to thank David & Rachael for their outstanding and friendly service over the years. During an emergency the staff have looked after not only us but our parents Anna & David. We have ALWAYS had a follow up phone call to see how we are and we receive personally addressed letters containing treats when our vaccines are due. We are happy to get out of our cages when we arrive as we know that even during injection and worming time we will be pampered. From all of us in chorus, MEOW, MEOW, MEOW, MEOW and a very big thank you for all you have done for us”
-Anna & David Roberton, St. Heliers