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Tips to help protect your dog against deadly paralysis ticks

Tips to help protect your dog against deadly paralysis ticks

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  • 1. Tick Tips with Virbac Animal Health
  • 2.  Protect  Check  Consult
  • 3.  Ticks burrow their mouthparts into the dogs skin  Ticks feed on blood  Whilst feeding the tick injects a potent toxin, causing tick paralysis Did you know? Only the female paralysis tick will attach and feed, causing tick paralysis.
  • 4. Paralysis ticks are found on the east coast of Australia
  • 5. Check out the website www.diseasewatchdog.org for tick outbreaks in your area
  • 6.  Legs are clustered near the mouthparts
  • 7.  As the tick feeds the body becomes a blue – grey colour
  • 8.  Protect  Check  Consult
  • 9.  Use an effective paralysis tick control product  Select a product which claims to “control” paralysis tick  Familiarise yourself with the label directions  Follow any further recommendations from your veterinarian
  • 10.  Check for ticks daily, even if tick prevention has been applied  Remove any collars, harnesses and rugs which may interfere with your ability to thoroughly check for ticks  Run your fingertips throughout your dogs coat down to skin level, feeling and looking  Particularly check the front half of the body, focusing where the skin folds, like in and around ears, lips, eyelids and toes  Remove any ticks which are found and continue checking until the entire body is searched
  • 11.  Daily tick checks could save your dogs life  Ask your veterinarian to show you how to perform a thorough tick search Did you know? Most dogs will enjoy their daily tick search. It would feel just like a massage.
  • 12.  Protect  Check  Consult
  • 13.  Weakness or paralysis in the back legs  Wobbling and lack of coordination  Coughing, gagging or difficulty swallowing  Change in bark tone  Regurgitating or vomiting  Drooling
  • 14. If your dog shows any of these signs consult your veterinarian immediately. Early identification and treatment, improves treatment outcomes.
  • 15. A u s t r a l i a ' s N o . 1 t i c k c o l l a r
  • 16.  Controls and detaches paralysis ticks  Fastest acting paralysis tick control collar  Convenient and easy to use  Affordable
  • 17. For more information on paralysis tick control visit www.virbac.com.au