The risk of ticks to pets

Ticks are a widespread and expanding threat across the UK. In recent years, they have begun to start feeding earlier in the year and for a longer duration of time. Ticks are not only active earlier than ever, they are also carrying potentially new and harmful diseases. All this potentially puts your pets at a greater risk1, 2

You can use our interactive map to assess the tick areas where you live and travel to.


You want your pet to be protected. But when it comes to treating them against the dangers of ticks, there is a multitude of options available.

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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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