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Tick Paralysis in Dogs and Cats Infographic

By Helen Burns | Dated November 14, 2015

Tick paralysis is a common cause of illness and hospitalisation for pets in the Upper North Shore and Northern Beaches in the warmer months. Despite treatment, approximately 5% of animals affected by ticks will die.

Almost all patients that we see for tick paralysis are either not on any form of tick prevention, or have their tick control given incorrectly. Furthermore, areas that previously seemed unaffected by ticks have become populated by possums and bandicoots, so are no longer safe.

Awareness of the preventatives, the signs of tick poisoning and what to do if your pet has a tick are all an important part of ensuring that your pet is safe from the deadly Australian paralysis tick.

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Helen Burns
Written by Helen Burns

Helen 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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  • parijatak ayurveda | Friday June 29th, 2018 | Reply

    Thanks for sharing a nice blog with us which is based on the subject of tick paralysis in dogs and cats infographic. Awareness of the preventatives, the signs of tick poisoning and what to do if your pet has a tick are all an important part of ensuring that your pet is safe

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