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Veterinarians play a crucial role in parasite prevention. Every pet’s level of risk is unique – ESCCAP guidelines promote customised parasite prevention protocols.1

A pet’s lifestyle factors can increase the risk of intestinal worms. MILPRO® offers precision protection for deworming adult dogs & cats appropriately.

Risk group A.

  • Low risk of intestinal worm infection.
  • Indoors only, eat commercial food and have no access to the outdoors.
  • 1-2 times a year anthelmintic treatment against intestinal worms.

Risk group B. 

  • Moderate risk of intestinal worm infection.
  • Pose a zoonotic risk due to direct contact with parks, sandpits, playgrounds and faeces of other cats and dogs.
  • 4 times per year anthelmintic treatment against intestinal worms.

Risk group C. 

  • Moderate to high risk of intestinal worm infection.
  • Hunt and scavenge, may live in a rural area or a multi-pet household.
  • More than 4 times per year anthelmintic treatment to protect against intestinal worms, depending on the degree of eating raw meat and prey animals.

Risk group D. 

  • High risk of intestinal worm infection.
  • Live in areas in contact with farmed or wild animals, or are outdoor pets.
  • At least 6 weekly anthelmintic treatments to protect against intestinal tapeworms may be required.


Puppies and kittens have specific parasite protection needs too1

  • Administer at 2, 4, 8 and 12 weeks of age, then every three months.5
  • Pregnant bitches should be treated at mating, then 10 days before whelping, then every three months.


  • Administer at 6, 8 and 12 weeks of age, then every three months.5
  • Nursing queens should be treated at the same time as their kittens.
  • Pregnant queens should be treated at mating and before birth of kittens.

Parasites can also threaten family health2,3. It is also important to realise that not every pet owner understands the risk zoonotic disease poses to their family and that a kind reminder goes a long way.

MILPRO® OFFERS you and your patient’s personalised efficacious, broad-spectrum protection against parasitic worms in Australia4, 5

  • Highly palatable, innovative, liver-flavoured film-coated tablets
  • Flexible dosing for a personalised approach
  • Available in 24 and 48 tablet dispensing packs
  • Available in 2 tablet retail packs.

Have any questions? 



1. European Scientific Counsel Companion Animal Health. Worm Control in Dogs and Cats. ESCCAP Guidelines 01 Third Edition, July 2017. P7-8/11/41.

2. Havelaar AH, et al. PLoS One 2010;(11):e13965.doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0013965. 

3. Simón F, et al. Clin Microbiol Rev 2012;25(3):507-544. 

4. Matos M, et al. Prevent Vet Med 2015;122:174-180. 

5. Wildlife Health Australia. Disease agents reported in feral animals in Australia, May 2013. 6. Nguyen C, et al. Parasites & Vect 2016;9:535. 

7. Kong B, et al. ANZ J Surg 2018;88:26-31. 

8. Palmer CS, et al. Vet Parasitol 2008;151 (2-4): 181-190. 

9. Data on file, MILPRO® Compendium Clinical Trials. 

10. Small cats/kittens: APVMA 84435/110411. Small dogs and puppies: APVMA 84185/115658.

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