Parasite tool launched to ease pet parasite confusion

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Petbarn and Greencross Vets are calling on all pet owners—especially new ones—to protect their four-legged friends against fleas, ticks and worms this spring, availing themselves of a new parasite tool developed for just this purpose.

The call-to-action comes after what has been a notable increase in parasite cases occurring during winter—before the warmer months have even set in. 

“Throughout COVID-19, we have seen an influx of new pet owners who may not be aware of how important parasite prevention is, particularly for puppies and kittens,” Greencross Vets chief veterinary officer Dr Magdoline Awad said.

Even those who are may be confused and overwhelmed when it comes to choosing the right product given just how many different parasites are out there, she added. 

To help pet parents navigate parasite confusion, Petbarn and Greencross Vets have developed a Flea, Tick and Worm Treatment Finder tool to help identify the exact combination of treatment dogs and cats needs for total parasite protection.

The tool even takes into consideration the pet’s location—as parasites in Australia can vary according to geography.

“We understand just how confusing parasite prevention can be, particularly when there’s not one silver bullet for treatment,” Dr Awad said.

“We hope our Treatment Finder tool will put pet owners’ minds at ease and keep our pets happy, healthy and parasite-free.”

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