Prophylaxis is one of the key strategies in maintaining the health of your pet and there are a range of parasites that can invade your pet both internally and externally.
Fleas and ticks are external parasites that feed off the blood of your pets and they can also be found in a range of animals such as birds, reptiles and wild animals. Flea saliva is an important allergen to some pets, causing itchiness and skin inflammation. Flea can also transmit intestinal tapeworm.
Ticks are notorious in transmitting pathogens responsible for tick fever, mis-removal of ticks can also lead to dermatitis. You might notice fleas and ticks hiding between the fur of your pets, but most of the time, they are difficult to spot and can even reside in your household. You can also unknowingly pick up fleas from outdoor as they can jump onto your clothings and belongings.
Therefore it is important that your pet receive regular prevention. Consult the AMAH general practice service for advice on different flea and tick preventives, we can also prescribe the product for our registered clients. If you are concern that your household might be infested by fleas or ticks, you are welcome to contact us for advice.
Heartworm is an internal parasite transmitted by mosquitoes, which are common pest that we encounter both indoor and outdoor in Hong Kong and so every dog is at risk of heartworm disease. Heartworm disease can be fatal but it can easily be prevented by using heartworm preventives on a regular basis. The AMAH offers both rapid and detail testing of heartworm disease. We also prescribe the product for our registered clients, in certain circumstances, we will ask for a rapid heartworm testing before the prescription, simply talk to your general practitioner for more details.
Pet worming is an important prophylaxis for both your pet and your family as some intestinal worms are known to be zoonotic. Every pet is at risk of having intestinal worm even if they mostly enjoy their lives in your household. And not discovering worms in your pet’s faeces does not exclude infestation. The AMAH offers both rapid and detail testing for a variety of intestinal worms, we also prescribe the product for our registered clients, simply talk to your general practitioner for more details. You are also welcome to ask us to do your pet’s deworming treatment for you.