Parasites are a major health risk for our pets, whether or not we can see them.

If there is ever a reason to protect your pet against parasites, many of these are parasites that we can catch! Bringing your pet into Hampton Park for deworming and giving preventative treatments regularly can save their lives.

External Parasites

  • Ticks

    Unfed ticks can be quite small and difficult to see in their hiding places in the nooks and crannies or under a thick coat of fur. The biggest danger to pets are paralysis ticks, which are growing in prevalence in the suburbs here. Narre Warren South area pets need parasite preventatives to avoid paralysis ticks, allergic reactions and even anaemia from blood loss.
  • Fleas

    Like ticks, fleas aren’t just a nuisance for your pet — they can cause serious health problems down the road. Fleas are even harder to see, and especially difficult to rid your pet, yourself and your home of. They can carry infections that may harm a pet as well as cause dangerous conditions on their own.
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Caring For Life

Centrally located, Hampton Park Veterinary Hospital provides parasite prevention and treatment for pets in Hampton Park, Lynbrook, Narre Warren South and the surrounding areas, including Narre Warren North, Lyndhurst, Berwick, Hallam, Doveton, Dandenong South, Cranbourne, Cranbourne East, Cranbourne West, Cranbourne South and Endeavour Hills.

Internal Parasites

  • Heartworm

    One mosquito bite is all it takes to catch heartworm. The heartworm larvae grow and eventually lodge in the main chambers of the heart and lungs causing heart failure. The medication to kill heartworm is pretty toxic. Prevention is the only safe cure.
  • Intestinal Worms

    These are generally hookworms, tapeworms, whipworms and roundworms. Intestinal worms can often be transmitted through external parasites, as is the case with fleas and tapeworm.

Most puppies are born with worms , so it’s important to bring your Lynbrook pets in for deworming early on. With a combination of preventative care and diagnostic testing when concerning symptoms start to appear, we can help make sure your pets stay healthy and parasite-free.
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Caring For Life

Centrally located, Hampton Park Veterinary Hospital provides parasite prevention and treatment for pets in Hampton Park, Lynbrook, Narre Warren South and the surrounding areas, including Narre Warren North, Lyndhurst, Berwick, Hallam, Doveton, Dandenong South, Cranbourne, Cranbourne East, Cranbourne West, Cranbourne South and Endeavour Hills.

Parasites and Rabbits

Rabbits are especially prone to getting myxomatosis, a viral disease that is spread mainly through mosquito and flea bites. There is no cure or vaccination for this disease in Australia. The easiest way to prevent it is to reduce your pet’s exposure to fleas and mossies by avoiding the outdoors during dawn and dusk. Mosquito netting over the hutch helps but it’s not guaranteed by any means. The good news is that we can treat rabbits for parasites just like how we do with dogs with a spot on called Advanatix. This repels mossies, kills fleas and prevents fly eggs from hatching!
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Caring For Life

Centrally located, Hampton Park Veterinary Hospital provides parasite prevention and treatment for pets in Hampton Park, Lynbrook, Narre Warren South and the surrounding areas, including Narre Warren North, Lyndhurst, Berwick, Hallam, Doveton, Dandenong South, Cranbourne, Cranbourne East, Cranbourne West, Cranbourne South and Endeavour Hills.