The wetter and warmer weather has brought an increase to the number of ticks seen in veterinary practice. Normally ticks are seen between spring to early summer and again in autumn. The warmer winters recently has seen an increase in the number of ticks seen all year round. A recent study picked up 300 ticks in a 1 meter square area!
I am sure you have seen these pests before on your animal. Most people see them as a mere pest and parasite. However, they do carry Lyme disease which is transmissible to people, amongst other harmful diseases. Click here for stories from people who are suffering with this disease.
Tick bites can also lead to irritation and abscesses.
It is strongly recommended that 4-weekly spot on treatment or Seresto collars are used routinely to prevent the spread of this disease and aid in tick number control.
Please book a flea and worm check with your vet to discuss this further and we can arrange a treatment plan to suit you and your pets needs