It's that time of year again and we're seeing a lot of ticks on our patients. These unpleasant little creatures feed on blood, and as well as causing localised reactions they can transmit serious infections such as Lyme disease.
There are a huge range of prescription products available to prevent bites and kill ticks, including tablets, spot-on preparations and collars. These are generally extremely effective and will also prevent fleas, another parasite we are seeing more frequently here.
Please come in to one of our branches or give us a call to discuss the most appropriate treatment for your pet, and we will help you to make sure they are protected from these potentially harmful parasites.
It's vital to remove any ticks correctly and there is a special technique which is explained in the following link: http://www.bada-uk.org/correct-tick-removal