Mosman Vet Blog

IS YOUR FAMILY PROTECTED?

Although it is not always obvious if your pet has intestinal worms, these parasites that live in the digestive tract can be a real pain in the butt! The most common species of intestinal worms seen in cats and dogs include roundworm, tapeworm, hookworm and whipworm. Possible symptoms of a worm burden include diarrhoea, vomiting, lack of energy, weight loss and even anaemia!

All pets should be given a suitable veterinary product regularly to treat any worms. Puppies and kittens should be wormed fortnightly until they are 3 months of age, then monthly until 6 months, and then every 3 months throughout their life.

Read on to hear Dr. Lisa Bennett's thoughts (pictured below with her kids, 2 cats and their new puppy!)

 

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Winnie is a 5 1/2 yr old shih tzu poodle who visits The Royal Childrens’ Hospital regularly as a pet therapy dog through an organisation called The Delta Society .

Winnie’s calm temperament was first noticed when she was just a puppy by Rachelle Lowe, one of the vets at the practice, who thought that Winnie had the right disposition to do this special work. As soon as she was old enough she went for assessment with Delta and passed with flying colours, and Winnie has now been attending the hospital for over 4 years.

Winnie has visited many times all of the wards in the hospital, including the intensive care ward and the kids with cancer ward, and has had many deeply rewarding interactions with not just the children, but the staff and parents as well.....read on to find out more about some of her visits.

 

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