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Tick Season is here…
Spring is typically when Paralysis Tick season really starts to ramp up. Be sure to search your pets daily for ticks. If you are unsure of how to do this, call in and ask our friendly staff.
Tick Paralysis is a deadly poisoning caused by tiny ticks which attach to your pet. If your dog or cat is ever wobbly or has trouble breathing, they should be taken to a vet immediately in case it is tick paralysis.
Signs of Tick Poisoning –
A husky cough, a change in voice, dilated pupils and vomiting.
Wobbliness in the hind legs will normally progress to an inability to walk or stand.
Panting when at rest may progress to very heavy / difficult breathing.
Cats may wander off in the early stages so you must always search for him/her when missing (even if only for a short while) during tick season.
What to do when you find a paralysis tick –
Remove it immediately.
If you are unsure about this, kill it in place with a pyrethrin based insecticide. Contact your nearest Tropical Vet Services Clinic for further advice.
Tick control – No single method of tick control is able to take the place of daily tick searches of your pet. Several products are available including Bravecto, Nexgard, Advantix, Serestro collars and Kiltix collars. Speak to us to work out what product is best for you and your pet.
For more specific information or advice please contact our friendly staff at any of our clinics
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