Tick RemovalTick Removal

My pet has been given treatment for ticks, why do they still get them?

Some tick products require the parasite to bite the animal before they take effect. It is also important to buy a veterinary licensed product to treat your animal with, as many over the counter treatments prove ineffective at repelling parasites. Our vets and nurses will be able to explain the range of products we have available to order and find which suits your pet’s lifestyle best.

Why should I remove ticks from my pet?

Although ticks drop off when they have fed, they can pass on nasty illnesses such as Lyme disease during the time they are attached to your pet. Removing them will reduce the risk of these diseases being passed on, but not eradicate them completely.

Can I just pull them off myself?

It is important to remove the entire tick when pulling them off an animal. If they are removed incorrectly, mouth parts can be left behind, which can subsequently become infected. If you are unsure how to remove a tick, it is better to come and have a nurse or vet remove it for you.

 

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