Ticks are another common problem that every dog owner needs to be aware of.
Tick-borne disease is an increasing risk to UK dogs and their owners. Ticks can transmit serious diseases such as Lyme disease, Anaplasmosis, Babesiosis and Ehrlichiosis. Some of these can be deadly. If you regularly walk through long grass, parks, meadows or woodland, it may only be a matter of time before your dog is exposed to ticks. Once attached to your dog’s skin, ticks engorge themselves on your pet’s blood and it’s during this time that ticks can transmit deadly diseases.
Whilst feeding, they look like warts and grow in size, and although they will eventually fall off when full, quick removal is essential.
Certain flea treatments can prevent and kill ticks, so ask your vet for advice on which one would be best for your dog.