Your Pet Could Die If You Do not Read This Now
Paralysis ticks are among the most dangerous parasites that can affect your pet. It is estimated that many thousands of dogs and cats are effected in Australia each year and unfortunately, some do die. The tick season in the Clarence Valley area is spring to autumn.
TICK SEASON IN THIS AREA IS ACTIVE SPRING, SUMMER AND AUTUMN. WE DO SEE CASES THROUGHOUT THE YEAR. ARE YOUR PETS SAFE?
Symptoms of tick paralysis include:
- Loss of coordination of the hind legs (wobbly or not being able to get up)
- Change in voice or bark
- Retching, coughing or vomiting
- Loss of appetite
- Progressive paralysis to include fore legs
- Difficulty breathing
Not all cases follow a simple progression and your dog or cat can die suddenly in the very early stages of paralysis.
What to do if your pet shows symptoms of tick paralysis:
- Keep your pet calm and comfortable
- Do not offer food or water
- Seek veterinary attention as soon as possible
- Search for the tick and remove it as soon as possible. Buy a tick twister to do this easily and safely, they are very cheap and easy to use. Available from South Grafton Vet Clinic, call in and buy one TODAY for your first aid kit.
Treating a tick case can incur a significant cost burden with no guarantee of a successful outcome. Prevention for your pets is strongly recommended. There are a number of effective tick prevention products available.
The friendly health care team in South Grafton at Riverbank Animal Hospital are trained to advise you on what options are available for your pets protection.
Call in to the clinic or phone us for free advice NOW on 02 6642 3083
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