Dog Tick Tips

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Tips to help protect your dog against deadly paralysis ticks. For more information visit www.virbac.com.au

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Dog Tick Tips

  1. 1. Tick Tips with Virbac Animal Health
  2. 2.  Protect  Check  Consult
  3. 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. 4. Paralysis ticks are found on the east coast of Australia
  5. 5. Check out the website www.diseasewatchdog.org for tick outbreaks in your area
  6. 6.  Legs are clustered near the mouthparts
  7. 7.  As the tick feeds the body becomes a blue – grey colour
  8. 8.  Protect  Check  Consult
  9. 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. 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. 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. 12.  Protect  Check  Consult
  13. 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. 14. If your dog shows any of these signs consult your veterinarian immediately. Early identification and treatment, improves treatment outcomes.
  15. 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. 16.  Controls and detaches paralysis ticks  Fastest acting paralysis tick control collar  Convenient and easy to use  Affordable
  17. 17. For more information on paralysis tick control visit www.virbac.com.au

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