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Paralysis Ticks- Are Your Pets Safe?- Companion Animal Vets

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Paralysis Ticks are found up and down the east coast of Australia. In order to protect your pet there are 3 key things that you need to know.

To get a copy of the tick identification chart referred to in the video use this link which will open in facebook messenger where you will be sent the pdf file: https://go.cavh.com.au/2RIK0Fp

The video mentioned about how to apply Bravecto Spot-on is here: https://youtu.be/qlf1YhhtitQ

How often should I apply Frontline to stop ticks?

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Ixodes Tick

Frontline is effective for reducing the chance of your pet getting tick paralysis. No product is 100% effective for ticks though so make sure you still check your pet daily for deadly paralysis ticks. 

Frontline needs to be applied more frequently for tick prevention than is does for treating fleas. It is really important that you apply it as directed. 

Dogs

Use Frontline Plus and apply it every 2 weeks for Ixodes ticks (the paralysis tick). Make sure you use the size appropriate for your dog.

10 Tips regarding ticks in dogs & cats

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tick embedded in cat skin
  1. Check for ticks every day regardless of whether you use a prevention or not.
  2. Feel for the tick, don't just look. You’ll feel them before you see them.
  3. Frontline Plus needs to be applied every 2 weeks to control paralysis ticks.
  4. There is a new tick collar for dogs we have available that doesn't smell!
  5. In cats you need to use frontline spray every 3 weeks, the spot-ons don’t work for ticks in cats.
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