Get Acquainted With Ticks

Here you can get acquainted with some of the ticks that are most likely to affect your pets. Ticks come in all different shapes and sizes, but it is extremely hard to distinguish one from the other. In fact, with some you’d need to examine the tick under a microscope to notice even the most subtle of differences.

To examine the profile of some of the most common ticks,
click on the pictures below.

Time for changes to the Pet Travel Scheme?

We are joining forces with vets across the country to call on the Government to get a comprehensive tick control programme reinstated into the Pet Travel Scheme so that trips abroad with our pets stay safe and UK dogs are not exposed to the risk of imported tick-borne disease. If you agree that this campaign is important you can get involved by writing to your local parliamentary candidates explaining why introducing tick control for dogs before, during and after travel abroad is so important.


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