There are several considerations for your pets when you take them interstate.
On mainland Australia, they will meet new-to-them intestinal worms; rampant fleas; paralysis tick; heartworm ....
For DOGS a new product, NEXGARD SPECTRUM, given monthly, copes with all of that ! although you may feel they need added help against fleas. Take care ... we are here to advise you.
For CATS the new BRAVECTO SPOTON PLUS covers fleas, ticks and heartworm for 3 months. Monthly ADVOCATE prevents heartworm, roundworm & fleas [but not ticks nor tapeworm] ... No one suits all product as yet ... we can work through what is needed with you and develop a PLAN.
Decisions will be based on where you are gong, how you are travelling, how long you will be away.
Also full C5 or F4 vaccination is encouraged, so you can be ready to put them in kennels if you need to, or meet unexpected demands from airlines.
Safe and secure travel boxes, harnesses, name-tags AND up-to-date Microchip needed?
When you return: 1. keep your pets on Heartworm prevention for at least 2-3 months to stop larval development. Heartworm does not transmit in Tassie, but larva already contracted can still develop. 2. DOGS need Praziquantel tapeworm treatment against Hydatids before entering Tasmania.