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Can you pick the breed?

By Dr HELEN BURNS BVSc (Hons) | Dated November 25, 2016

These gorgeous pets have all been shaved at Gordon Vet as part of tick searching and treatment for tick paralysis. When you are searching for a critter that may only be several millimetres in diameter, hidden in the long, thick coat of a German Shepherd or a Siberian Husky, it fees like you’re looking for a needle in a haystack. In contrast, when a dog or cat is shaved like this, it doesn’t leave anywhere for nasty little ticks to hide, and that’s just the way we like it!

Of course we’re not advocating that all dogs and cats need their trusses trimmed, however if we are suspicious that your pet may have a tick, then you may well hear us recommend that we shave your pet. They too may look as sleek as these four legged friends.

Yaya recoverying from tick prevention, looking sharp.

Yaya recoverying from tick prevention, looking sharp.

Leo looking fresh after his clip.

Leo looking fresh after his clip.

As we near the half way point of the tick season, please remember to ensure that your pet’s tick control is being used correctly, and don’t forget to tick search your pet every day. We really do love their beautiful coats!

Dr HELEN BURNS BVSc (Hons)
Written by Dr HELEN BURNS BVSc (Hons)

VeterinarianHelen graduated from Sydney Uni in 1997 with First Class Honours and worked in a practice on the Northern Beaches for 16 years. Helen joined the Gordon Vet team early in 2014 and our clients have really enjoyed getting to know her. She loves being a vet and takes a keen interest in all of her patients. Her gentle, friendly nature helps pets to feel relaxed when they visit the vet.Helen lives locally and has 3 children. At least one of her children seems destined to be a vet! When not ferrying her children around, Helen cares for her menagerie of pets. These include Chloe the dog, Obi and Leia the cats, Little Cocky the galah and Rosie the very tame eclectus parrot who all happily coexist at her house.In her spare time, Helen likes to be active outdoors, running, kayaking, camping or playing any manner of sport with her children.

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