Long country walks can mean you bring home more friends than just your dog. Ticks tend to latch onto dogs and cats, commonly around the face, neck and ears. Helen Wigley, head nurse at The Vet Centre, says “If a tick is removed incorrectly it can lead to minor skin infections that have to be treated or more serious diseases such as Lyme’s disease. This is why the use of effective preventative treatments are so important. Pets travelling to the continent may also be exposed to tick-borne diseases that are not found in this country.”
Fleas are still around in the autumn and if they into your home they’ll happily enjoy the warmth of the central heating. Treat them before they set up house and home!
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The Vet Centre, Cherry Lane Garden Centre, NN12 7QN
01280 812057 or 01908 542155