Dogs with Ticks

The most important tick species in the UK is Ixodes.

Ticks are generally found in grassland, shrubs, forests, low hanging trees and wait for an animal to brush against them so they can climb on. They are more prominent in warmer weather of March to November.

Once on your dog they will attach to the skin, burrow and feed on their blood. Ticks are small white/brown/red/black swellings normally found around the face/ears, armpits/legs of dogs. Their colour depends on the type of tick and also whether it has ingested blood or not.

Ticks can cause infected swellings, anaemia and transmit diseases to dogs, some of which are zoonotic to humans.

If you find a tick seek advice on removal by a vet/nurse to do correctly ensuring no mouth parts are left behind.

Prevention is with veterinary tablets or spot-ons, often combined with flea treatment in one formulation. This is done every 3 months if a tablet or once monthly if as spot-on. It is very important if you have an active dog, go visiting Wales, Peak or Lake districts on holidays or on days out with your dogs..

Ask you vet/nurse for more details and a free weigh/tick treatment with the nurse






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