Do you know what a tick is? What they look like or how they can affect your dog?
Read the article below to understand ticks a little better and find out how to best prevent ticks affecting your pet.
UNDERSTANDING TICK CONTROL
Q: What are ticks?
Ticks are blood sucking parasites that live on the exterior of an animal. The most common ticks in Australia are the brown dog tick, the bush tick and the paralysis tick. Paralysis ticks presents the most risk to your pets.
Q: Where are paralysis ticks found?
The paralysis tick is found on the eastern seaboard of Australia. Native animals, such as bandicoots and possums are their natural hosts but these ticks will also attach to dogs and cats. They are picked up when pets walk near bushes and leaf litter.