We are very happy to be able to offer our clients a free Drontal worming treatment with vaccinations given during the month of January.
Just one Drontal Allwormer tablet every three months will keep your adult dog and your home free from worms. These tablets are safe for dogs and puppies of all ages, from as young as two weeks.
Ideally puppies should be wormed from 2 weeks of age once every fortnight until they are 12 weeks old, then once monthly until 6 months old and after that just once every 3 months.
Drontal Allwormer kills and protects against all types of gastrointestinal worms that are common in Australian dogs, including hookworm, roundworm, tapeworm and whipworm. Most adult dogs only need one tablet every three months, but if your pet has hydatid tapeworm, you should increase the frequency to every six weeks.
The mode of transmission for most worm infestations in dogs is through ingestion of infected animals or faeces. If your dog has worms, the worms reside in the gastrointestinal tract and pass eggs out through faeces. As you can see from the diagram below they can also simply by you or your dog walking over the microscopic eggs and unknowingly transferring them.
Please phone us to make an appointment if you would like to take advantage of this offer or if you would like more information.