Recent scientific advances have led to the creation of more innovative solutions for the control of parasites in companion animals like dogs and cats – introducing a broad range of modern products for improved activity, efficacy, convenience and compliance.


Many of the options available require a prescription from your veterinary surgeon. These options include topicals (typically applied every 4 weeks), sprays, collars and oral chewable formulations, some of which can give up to 12 weeks of protection.

Speak to your veterinary surgeon for a recommendation about which product is most appropriate for your pet and how to best ensure that you never miss a treatment. You can also use our map to find your nearest Vet Practice which supports The Big Tick Project.

Tips on keeping your PET tick-free

Groom your pet regularly - checking for evidence of new tick infestations.

Discuss the risks posed from ticks and other common pet parasites with your practice

Follow your vet's treatment recommendations fully and at the correct intervals for the product in question.


The risk of ticks to pets

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.

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If your pet has a tick

Even with the proper knowledge and preventative methods in place, your pet can still come in contact with ticks. Find out what to do if you find one on them.

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Back the campaign

We have joined 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. A big thank you to everyone who has supported this campaign.

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