The Big Tick roadshow has travelled the length of the country in our aim to speak to as many pet owners as possible and raise awareness of the threat of ticks. Attending events including Dog Fest and CountryFile Live, our team has held talks, checked hundreds of dogs and even removed several ticks from dogs.
Having spoken to many pet owners, here are a few of the most common questions and answers from discussions with you:
My pet is using a treatment, but I still find ticks on my pet
Not all products provide tick treatment alongside flea protection and for some flea and tick protection, the flea protection lasts longer than the tick protection. If you require flea and tick protection make sure you ask you vet specifically for a product that provides protection against fleas and ticks for the same length of time.
Are there treatments available for cats to protect against ticks?
Similar to dogs, you can get flea and tick protection for your cat available from your vet.
Is it ok to only use collars on walks in higher risk tick areas?
For collars to be effective, they need to be fitted properly to the pet and kept on at all times. If your pet likes to bathe and play in water it can reduce how effective they are against fleas and ticks.
What do I do if I find a tick on my pet or myself?
You can find our information here
Are natural products as effective?
We are not aware of any scientific evidence of natural products being effective or not being effective. Based on scientific evidence, we would advise that to reduce the risk of disease transmission from ticks, protection which either repels or kills tick rapidly.