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Common Problems, Spring

Fur Life Vet clinics have joined with NexGard to bring you a deal too good to miss!*

So what’s the big deal?

We all know that pets can be bugged by 5 key nasties, if you’re not sure check out our previous post here. And we bring you some additional info right here in this post.

Fleas

Ticks

Mites

Heartworm

Intestinal worms

Fur Life Vet & NexGard Spring Deal

Drop into any one of our Fur Life Vet clinics* to protect your pet and pick up your bonus pack for free!

Best Mates Members don’t forget you get 15% OFF parasite control products including NexGard!

NexGard the monthly chew that protects your dogo against fleas, ticks and mites.

Rapidly kills fleas

Treats and controls ticks

Treats and controls mange and mites

Prevents flea tapeworm

Tasty monthly chew

Protection from 8 weeks of age and 2kg body weight

 

NexGard Spectra the monthly chew that protects your dogo against fleas, ticks, mites, heartworm and intestinal worms.

Rapidly kills fleas

Treats and controls ticks

Treats and controls mange and mites

Prevents heartworm disease

Controls roundworm, hookworm and whipworm

Tasty monthly chew

Protection from 8 weeks of age and 2kg body weight

 

*Offer not valid at Fur Life Vet Epsom or Golden Square

Fleas

One flea can lay up to

Eggs per day

While you might not be surprised to find fleas on your dog, you may be surprised to learn that adult fleas (the ones you see) make up only about 5% of the total population.

The remaining 95% (eggs, larvae and pupae) are found in carpets and bedding – in fact anywhere in your house! Each female flea can lay up to 50 eggs per day so it doesn’t take long for an infestation to take hold.

NexGard® and NexGard SPECTRA® kill adult fleas fast, before they can start to lay eggs, helping protect your dog and its environment.

Ticks

Australia is home to a number of tick species that can infest dogs.

Paralysis Tick. (The killer tick)

They are found along the east coast. A single paralysis tick can kill a dog if left untreated.

They are most common in spring and summer but can be found throughout the year, so any dog that lives in, or visits a paralysis tick area, should always be protected.

Brown Dog Tick

Brown dog ticks are found across Australia. Heavy infestation can cause skin irritation and anaemia. 

Bush Tick

The Bush tick is a pretty tiny tick but prevalent across Australia and can cause skin irritation with a heavy infestation.

Mites

Mite infestation can cause severe skin or ear irritation and impact your dog’s quality of life. Some mites can also be transmitted from dogs to humans, causing a disease known as scabies.

Although mites are very small (generally requiring a microscope to be seen), they can be a big problem for your dog, so prevention is key to keeping your dog healthy and happy.

Ear mites live in the ear canal and surrounding skin. Signs of infestation typically include skin irritation, scratching around the ears, head and neck, head shaking, the presence of an ear discharge that is dark and waxy (resembling coffee grounds) and an unpleasant odour from the ears. 

Ear mites in dogs are highly contagious and can be easily transmitted to other dogs through social interactions, such as sleeping or playing together.

Heartworm

Heartworm disease is a serious and potentially fatal disease seen in all mainland states of Australia. 

Adult worms live within the heart and large blood vessels where they can grow to more than 30 cm in length.

Heartworm larvae, more commonly called microfilariae, can also be found circulating in an infected dog’s blood.

How is heartworm in dogs spread?

Heartworms are transmitted from one dog to another by mosquitoes, which pick up the tiny microfilariae when they bite an infected dog.

The microfilariae develop in the mosquito and are transmitted when the infected mosquito bites another dog.

The heartworm larvae then migrate through the dog’s tissues and circulatory system, eventually reaching the heart and lungs where they grow into adult heartworms.

Why is heartworm disease dangerous?

Heartworm may cause no clinical signs in the early stages of infestation, as the worms grow and mature, they can interfere with normal circulation of blood.

This can result in signs of heart failure, and in some cases may lead to sudden death.

Treating heartworm infestations is difficult and can cause complications, so prevention is definitely much better than cure.

Worms

Intestinal worms are spread via dog faeces, so can be picked up anywhere from the backyard to the dog park. In very young dogs, or if present in high numbers, intestinal worms can cause gastrointestinal disease, malnutrition and anaemia. Some worms may also infest humans.

Roundworms, hookworms and whip worms are the most common worms affecting Australian dogs.

Signs your dogo might have worms!

You can see them!

Worms or worm segments or their eggs are visible in your dog’s faeces. However, not all worms are visible to the naked eye, so just because you don’t see worms, it doesn’t mean they are not there.

Scooting

Your dog is scratching or rubbing its bottom on the ground (scooting) or against furniture: Worms can cause irritation around the dog’s bottom, and the resulting itchiness can make your dog want to scratch the itch. Scooting behaviour can also be a sign of other problems, such as impacted anal sacs, so check with your Fur Life Vet.

What’s that in my dogo’s vomit?

Occasionally dogs with a large number of worms may have worms present in their vomit.

What a pot belly!

A bloated stomach is another common sign of worms and is often seen in puppies who acquire worms from their mother in the womb or via milk or form the environment.

Losing weight?

Changes in appetite, constant hunger or weight loss. Intestinal worms compete with your dog for nutrients so your dog may have a change in appetite or losing weight. If you notice any of these signs you should speak with your veterinarian.

* Offer not valid at Fur Life Vet Epsom or Golden Square.

How to enter

Simply share a photo on your Facebook page of your dog rugged up for winter or enjoying the winter sunshine and use the hashtag relevant to your state.

What you can win

There will be three prizes in total – one for QLD entrants and two prizes for entrants from VIC, NSW and TAS combined prize. Each prize includes a winter pet pack to the value of $100.

Click on your state to reveal the hashtag you need to use to enter!

QLD Residents

Share a photo of your dog enjoying the winter sunshine or snoozing in their favourite winter clothes and tag #furlifevetQLD

VIC Residents

Share a photo of your dog rugged up for winter or snoozing warm inside in their favourite winter clothes and tag #furlifevetVIC

NSW Residents

Share a photo of your dog rugged up for winter or snoozing warm inside in their favourite winter clothes and tag #furlifevetNSW

TAS Residents

Share a photo of your dog rugged up for winter or snoozing warm inside in their favourite winter clothes and tag #furlifevetTAS

Terms & Conditions

Information on how to enter and prizes form part of these conditions. By participating, entrants agree to be bound by these conditions. Entries must comply with these conditions to be valid.

Entry is open to Australian residents that meet the competition requirements outlined below during the Competition period 1 June 2022 – 31 August 2022. Employees and their immediate families of the Promoter and its agencies associated with this competition are ineligible to enter.

To enter, each entrant must, during the Entry Period, upload a photo of their pet rugged up for winter or snoozing warm inside in their favourite winter clothes to social media (on their personal profile) and use the hashtag corresponding to the state they are in (e.g. #furlifevetVIC, #furlifevetNSW, #furlifevetQLD, #furlifevetTAS).

Winner of the competition will be determined by:

  1. Appropriate photo uploaded (photo of their pet rugged up for winter or snoozing warm inside in their favourite winter clothes to social media (on their personal profile)
  2. Relevant hashtag used (state residing in: #furlifevetVIC, #furlifevetNSW, #furlifevetQLD, #furlifevetTAS)
  3. Number of likes (photo with highest number of likes at end of competition period with all other criteria completed will win)

The competition will close for entries Wednesday, 31 August 2022 at 12:00pm [AEST]. Failure to meet any of the competition requirements will deem entry invalid and will not be eligible to win.

There will be three prizes in total – one for QLD entrants and two prizes for entrants from VIC, NSW and TAS combined.

 

Competition requirements:

Entrants must be a current client of a participating Apiam/Fur Life Vet clinic.

Entries must be received by the Promoter during the Entry Period. Entries received after 12:00pm [AEST] 31 August 2022 not be accepted.

The competition commences at 00:01 [AEST] on 01/06/2022 and closes at 12:00 [AEDT] 31/08/2022.

Queensland prize includes a pet pack to the value of $100.00.

Victorian, New South Wales, and Tasmanian prize includes two separate pet packs to the value of $100.00.

All taxes (excluding GST) which may be payable as a consequence of receiving a prize are the sole responsibility of the winner.

The Prize is not transferable and is not redeemable for cash.

The Promoter assumes no responsibility for any failure to receive an entry or for inaccurate information or for any loss, damage or injury as a result of technical or telecommunications problems, including security breaches. If such problems arise, then the Promoter may modify, cancel, terminate or suspend the competition.

If the prize becomes unavailable for reasons beyond the Promoter’s control, the Promoter may substitute a prize of equal or greater value.

The winner will be notified by email on or by 10/09/2022.

Entrants consent to the Promoter using their name, images submitted, pets name, comment, and/or voice in the event that they are a winner in any media for an unlimited period of time without remuneration for the purpose of promoting this competition (including any outcome), as well as any other communications outside of this competition, and/or promoting any products manufactured, distributed and/or supplied by the Promoter. If you are not willing for these uses or disclosures to occur you cannot participate in the competition.

Further, entrants agree that the Promoter has an unrestricted, irrevocable, transferable, divisible right and licence to use and modify their entry for the purposes of the Promoter’s business including for promotional purposes without the payment of any further fee or compensation.

If requested by the Promoter, the entrant agrees to sign any further documentation required by the Promoter to give effect to this arrangement. To the extent permitted by law, entrants unconditionally and irrevocably consent to any act or omission that would otherwise infringe any moral rights in their entry. Entries remain the property of the Promoter. Details from entries will be collected and used for the purposes of conducting this competition (which may include disclosure to third parties for the purpose of processing and conducting the competition) and for promotional purposes surrounding this competition. By entering this competition entrants consent to the use of their information as described and agree that the Promoter may use this information, or disclose it to other organisations that may use it, in any media for future promotional purposes without any further reference or payment to the entrant.

By entering this competition, entrants consent for the Promoter to use entrant’s name, email address, phone number which entrants submitted to enter for the purposes of administering and operating the competition. Entry is conditional on the Promoter acquiring the aforementioned information. All personal information collected by the Promoter will be handled by the Promoter in accordance with the Promoter’s privacy policy (PRIVACY) Entrants have the right to access their personal information, request correction of any errors and/or obtain a copy of the Promoter’s privacy policy by contacting getvetchecked@furlifevet.com.au.

The Promoter is Apiam Animal Health Pty Limited (ACN: 604 961 024) at 27-33 Piper Lane East Bendigo, 3550, Victoria, Australia.

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