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How to prevent and treat dog ticks

What are dog ticks?

Dog ticks are small but potentially deadly creatures that are widespread in many parts of Australia. A single bite can put your furry friend in jeopardy, so stay alert for the following dog tick symptoms:

  • Lack of coordination
  • Vomiting or retching
  • Difficulty breathing
  • A lump on the skin
  • Weakness

What is the best dog tick prevention?

Prevention is always better than cure. The strongest prevention against dog ticks is a combination of daily at home grooming, and vet recommended tick preventative products. Daily grooming allows you to thoroughly check your pet for ticks and maintain a close eye on your dog’s heath. Vet recommended products give your dog a line of defence against ticks. With a wide range of products available, you can find the perfect product to keep your dog safe.

When should I see a vet?

If your dog has experienced a tick bite or is showing any of the symptoms listed above, then seek vet assistance immediately.

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