Tick Poisoning Alert
Are you prepared?
We don't want to panic anyone but it is an early start to the tick season. After a wet summer, a strange winter, and the mid winter warmth, the ticks are out.
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Treatment for tick poisoning is available at Russell Vale vets, but we prefer to educate and prevent.
All animals other than the bandicoot can be affected - over the years I have seen a kangaroo, magpie, chicken and possums with tick poisoning.
Prevention includes daily tick searches. Other options include
- fortnightly Frontline spot on or three week Frontline spray for cats and dogs
- fortnightly Advantix spot on for dogs (not recommended for white fluffy dogs)
- monthly tick collars for dogs
- weekly Permoxin spray (for dogs only).
Also - keep the lawns short (sorry guys!)
- avoid bushy areas
There are no options for ferrets, rabbits and guinea pigs, so searches for these guys please.
Make sure our after hours numbers are put into your phone ready to go, or remember our web address www.animalclinic.com.au (smart phone friendly).
Our mobile - 0401 349 849
Follow here for our Tick info handout.