Spring has Sprung!
As the weather begins to heat up there is no better time to book your dog in for a groom with our groomer. This time of year your dog will be shedding their winter coat.
Keeping their coat neat and short can help to keep them cool but can also aid in detecting pests such as ticks!
It is important your cat or dog has appropriate tick and flea control.
The main tick of concern for pet owners is the Paralysis Tick (Ixodes holocyclus) as it can cause paralysis and death within 2-4 days of attachment. Whilst Paralysis Ticks generally occur in certain geographic areas (mainly along the coastal eastern seaboard of Australia) they can attach to pets who visit these areas during the warmer months, particularly if they are allowed to run through scrub. Ticks may also hitch a ride back with you or a neighbour in cars, rugs, towels or plants.
Treating tick paralysis can be costly; luckily there are great products on the market to help prevent tick paralysis.
Tick preventatives for dogs:
Nexgard Spectra- Monthly chew against fleas, ticks, and all worms.
Nexgard- Monthly chew against fleas and ticks.
Bravecto- 3 monthly chew against fleas and ticks.
Bravecto Spot on- 6 monthly topical treatment against fleas and ticks.
Seresto- 4 monthly collar
Frontline- 3 weekly topical spray
Tick preventatives for cats:
Bravecto spot on- 3 monthly topical spot on against fleas and ticks
Frontline Spray- 3 weekly topical spray
If you would like to book in for a groom or are unsure if your pets tick prevention is up to date please phone us on 0266843818.