address - Copy t-c logo - horizontal

40 King Street

Blackburn

Lancashire

BB2 2DH

Tel: 01254 681455

Fax: 01254 661714

email us

find us

69 Whalley Road

Clayton-le-Moors

Accrington

Lancashire

BB5 5ED

Tel: 01254 233723

Fax: 01254 239602

email us

find us

pet health club web Sticker G1 (1) approved-practice-icon Goodie Bag Logo

Ticks on your dog and cat

Ticks are common parasites affecting dogs and cats in many areas of the world. They require blood to complete their development, and acquire this through biting their preferred animal host.

 

Ticks are more likely to be active in spring and autumn but may be found through summer in humid areas. Tick control should be continuous through this period and treatments applied according to the manufacturers directions.

 

Ticks may cause several problems when they bite:

 

  • They can transmit a number of serious potentially fatal diseases especially in dogs. These include babesiosis (piroplasmosis), ehrlichiosis, anaplasmosis, borreliosis, rickettsial infections, and several viral diseases. It depends on where dogs/cats are in the world as to the importance of each disease.

  • Severe skin reactions may occur around the site of a tick bite in sensitive animals.

  • In certain areas of the world (eg Australia), some of the ticks produce a toxin which causes paralysis which may be fatal.

  • Very occasionally where there are a large numbers of ticks attached to a small dog or cat, blood loss may be severe enough to cause anaemia.

 

There are several, safe and effective acaricides that kill ticks attached to dogs within 24-48 hours. These include sprays, collars or spot-on products containing imidocloprid/flumethrin, fipronil, pyriprole and amitraz.

 

 

We have several products to treat and prevent tick infestation

Contact our staff at either surgery to see which product is best for your pet

Beware of these blood suckers

4620534122_178x139