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  • Winter Worms
    Here at VetShopAustralia, we love animals but there are four wriggly worms we won’t ever warm to: Parasitic worms that like to find a home inside our pet’s organs, pose a serious threat to our furry friends’ health. The main types of gastrointestinal worms that affect our wonderful cats and dogs are roundworm, hookworm, whipworm and tapeworm. [Read more]
  • No Heart for Worms this Valentine's Day
    Hearts are on our minds this February as we enjoy the Valentine period, so at VetShopAustralia we mark the occasion by spreading the word about heartworm. We love animals, but there are some worms who we don’t want to share the love with this season. Adult heartworms look like spaghetti, growing up to 30cm in length; although their effects are far from enjoyable. [Read more]
  • Healthy Hearts
    One of the most common, dangerous and yet easily prevented diseases that our beloved dogs and cats can catch is heartworm disease. Heartworms are spread by mosquitoes. When an infected mosquito bites our pet, minute heartworms are injected into the pet’s body. The worms make their way to the animal’s heart and lungs where they grow into adult worms. Here they damage the tissues, interfere with blood flow and eventually cause heart failure and death. [Read more]
  • Economical Heartworm Prevention
    Heartgard tablets were the first once a month heartworm preventative commercially available. The tablets contained the active ingredient Ivermectin. Shortly after the manufacturer brought out Heartgard in a meaty chewable version and Heartgard Plus which contained Ivermectin and Pyrantel. Heartgard Plus controls heartworm, and two of the gastro-intestinal worms - hookworms and roundworms. [Read more]