All dogs are at risk of contracting parasites that are in our environment, but you can keep your pet safe by regularly providing them with the best flea, tick and worm treatment for dogs.
Regularly treating your dog for parasites is essential to help them lead a happy and healthy life, but it can be hard to know which flea, tick and worm treatments are best for your dog.
The good news is that Petbarn together with Greencross Vets have developed a Flea, Tick, and Worm Treatment Finder tool to identify the exact treatment combination your dog needs in order to have total parasite protection.
Which parasites do I need to protect my dog from?
Fleas are a common concern for pet parents and they have the potential to infest your home in a very short amount of time! That’s a lot of itching and scratching not only for your dog, but also for your family. Suspect that your dog may already have fleas? Contact your local Greencross Vets with any questions you are itching to ask about flea treatments for dogs and which parasite protection you should use on your dog. You can find some of the best flea and tick prevention products for dogs below, such as NexGard and Nexgard Spectra, which can tackle both the nasty parasites in one hit.
Product recommendations for flea control
Ticks are small parasites that can hide in your dog’s coat and transmit toxins that lead to illness and sometimes death. It is important to know what to do if your dog has a tick and how to try and prevent them with proper tick treatment.
The most serious of ticks, the paralysis tick is especially dangerous to dogs (and cats), and are often found along the east coast of Australia. Paralysis ticks attach to your dog and inject toxins as they feed which gradually diffuses into their nervous system, causing progressive paralysis of all muscles, including the chest muscles, the larynx or throat muscles and the heart. If your dog displays symptoms of tick paralysis, bring them to your local Greencross Vets immediately. The best flea, tick and worm treatment for dogs can be found right here at Petbarn, checkout below our top recommendations to keep your dog safe.
Product recommendations for tick control
Don’t let worms be a worry – ensure that your dog is receiving the correct preventative worming treatment. Australia is home to a range of intestinal worms including hookworms, roundworms, whipworms and tapeworms, which can all cause serious harm without the proper worming prevention for your dog. An infected dog can easily pass these onto children via a friendly kiss so worming your dog is important for keeping your whole family protected.
Product recommendations for worm control
Heartworm is spread through mosquito bites and is responsible for infecting many dogs and some cats each year. The disease is potentially fatal but also completely preventable with a range of preventative worming options. Ask your local Petbarn team member about tasty monthly chews or contact your local Greencross Vets about a heartworm injection which can protect your dog from this disease for 12 months. You can find some of the best heartworm prevention products for dogs below.
Product recommendations for heartworm prevention
Make sure your dog is fully protected by using our Flea Tick and Worm Treatment Finder tool to discover the best treatment combination that will protect your dog from 100% of the parasites in your area.