Ticks are arthropods which attach themselves to pets (or humans) to suck blood. They are most
active during the spring, summer and autumn months, but may be present all year round. Tick bites
can cause irritation and become infected, but, more importantly, ticks can transmit serious diseases
to both pets and humans such as Lymes disease and Babbesiosis. Tick-borne diseases were relatively rare in the past, however, with the recent increase in the number of pets travelling abroad, and with the weather getting warmer, we have seen a small but significant rise in tick-borne diseases in the UK.
- Avoid areas where you know there are lots of ticks
- Inspect your pet daily/after walking and remove any ticks with a tick-remover.
- Do not use tweezers, oil, spirit or any other methods as these may leave behind the tick’s mouthparts,
which can cause infection.
- If your pet is at a high risk of ticks or travels abroad, we recommend regular use of a product
which helps to kill ticks (available from us as a long-acting collar, tablet or spot-on)
NEXGARD SPECTRA chews
More information? A link to a useful site on ticks
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