Even if your pet is protected, you should always check for ticks if they’ve been outside in an area where you know ticks dwell, areas with a lot of tall grass for example. Knowing how and where to check for ticks on your pet is the first step and then you must be able to remove and dispose of them properly – ticks can be very resilient creatures.
Check your pet's skin on its head first (around muzzle, behind ears and on its neck), then work your way down its forelegs and the rest of its body – searching for any lumps on the surface of the skin.
It is important to dispose of any ticks you find hygienically and be careful not to release the live tick back into the environment, as it could re-attach itself to your pet or your family!
Ticks are generally unpleasant creatures. More than that, they pose a threat to the health of your pet and your family. But knowing the health risks that ticks can create is the first step to preventing them.Learn more now
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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.BACK THE CAMPAIGN