Talk Ticks with Chris Packham at Dogfest 2017
Chris Packham launched Tick Awareness Month last week to raise awareness to the threat of ticks. Read more to find out the latest information...
Ticks are a widespread and expanding threat across the UK. In recent years, they have begun to start feeding earlier in the year and for a longer duration of time. Ticks also carry potentially new and harmful diseases. All this potentially puts your pets at a greater risk. To see if your area is a high tick risk visit our map by clicking here.
Last week Chris Packham launched Tick Awareness Month to raise awareness of this threat to pet and to us. (You may have seen him on Good Morning Britain and BBC News or heard him on your local radio station!) Vets up and down the country will be joining in with discussions with you about your dog and the potential tick threat. The Big Tick Project team working with Chris Packham will be at Dogfest to:
- Explain what to do if your dog has a tick
- Show you how to protect pets from ticks and the threat of diseases
To reduce the risk associated with ticks in dogs, vets have innovative and convenient treatments that are only available on prescription. The options available to protect dogs against exposure to ticks include spot-ons (typically applied every four weeks), sprays, collars and oral chewable formulations which can give up to 12 weeks protection.
For more information on ticks and Big Tick Project, visit www.bigtickproject.co.uk