Ticks, fleas, mites & mange
These well known critters can make your pet's life a misery. For ticks and fleas, you can most likely diagnose these yourself, and the treatment would most likely include a spot-on solution, flea collar, or anti-flea shampoo. If the infestation is more severe though, medical intervention may be required. Mange is a skin disease caused by parasites, and can sometimes be transferred to humans. Unlike with ticks and fleas, you cannot see the mites that cause mange. However, it is characterised by obvious signs such as severe itching, hair loss, and scabs and lesions forming. A case of mange will most likely require veterinary attention, and may even require isolation. If you suspect your pet has mange, book an appointment with us as soon as possible so we can start sorting it out.