Don't get ticked off!
There is a concern that national tick numbers have been increasing and that there are more exotic species of ticks arriving from the continent. The Big Tick Project has found that one in three dogs were affected by ticks when checked. Ticks can carry infectious diseases such as Lymes disease and Babesiosis.
These diseases are zoonotic, which means they can be passed from the pets to people. Ticks were found in both rural and urban dogs and cats so our pets are are at risk wherever in the country they live. Routine preventatives that act quickly to kill ticks before they have a chance to transmit disease should be used. Ask your Local Vets team about the preventative treatments which are available.