Parasite Control

Fleas

Fleas can be a constant problem, especially during summer, and can sometimes be very hard to eliminate . If your dog has fleas then we will suggest a service which includes bathing him or her in a soothing shampoo that will calm aggravated skin and then follow this with a non-toxic flea rinse.

If your dog is badly infested, we will also suggest administering a Capstar tablet which will start to kill all fleas on the dog within 30 minutes. However, this is only a short term solution. It is extremely important to treat your home for fleas as well. You can do this by washing the dog’s bedding in hot water, spraying the dog’s sleeping areas with a flea bomb and vacuuming your house, paying particular attention to corners and under rugs where flea eggs congregate. This will help to eliminate the breeding cycle of the flea. We can also give expert advice on preventative treatments.

Ticks

There are many types of  ticks that are a danger to your pets, with the Paralysis, Brown Dog, and Bush Ticks being the most common found in Brisbane and Queensland in general.

It is the paralysis tick that is by far the most dangerous. They are hosted by possums and other wildlife and are a huge problem in Brisbane especially during the summer months, but also in winter. It is extremely important to protect your dog against ticks. We have seen firsthand the devastating and sometimes fatal affects that ticks can have on dogs.

Click HERE for more information on the Australian paralysis tick.

Worms

Dogs are also susceptible to many different kinds of intestinal worms. The five most common dog worms are heartworms, whipworms, roundworms, tapeworms and hookworms. Symptoms of a worm infestation may include weight loss, low energy levels, coughing, vomiting and mucous in stools. All in all worms make for a very unhappy dog so it is highly recommended that you are also proactive with your dog’s worm control.

We recommend this article from www.buzzle.com on the various types of worms that can affect dogs.

CLEAR Mobile Dog Grooming Brisbane can manage all these treatements for you as part of a regular grooming service. See our ‘Total Care VIP Package’.