Protecting your pets against ticks is really important. This is more so if you take your dog on holiday, onto the mountain for walks or if your cat or dog has access to natural veldt.
Why is it important to protect your pet against ticks?
Tick bite sites can become infected
Ticks carry diseases that hold risks for both animals and humans. These serious and possibly fatal infectious diseases include:
- Babesiosis (Tick Bite Fever): symptoms may include pale mucous membranes, discoloured or orange/red urine, weight loss, fever, loss of appetite, and general deterioration.
- Ehrlichiosis: is an infectious blood disease that attacks your pet’s white blood cells, crippling the immune system Symptoms include Anemia, fever, depression, lethargy, loss of appetite, shortness of breath, joint pain and stiffness, and bruises are often seen
How to protect your pet against Ticks:
There are a number of products available to try control ticks on your pet and include:
- ‘Spot On’ Applications
- Palatable tablets