Nasty tick…

Well this is a kinda strange 1st World Dog post as I’m currently hanging out at SASH (the small animal hospital and emergency vet). The lovely people here are looking after me because just before bed last night Dad found a paralysis tick on my neck. It was a big bugger too. He got it off but unsure if he got it all and because they are nasty mum then took me down here to SASH.

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All a bit weird as it isn’t my lounge and miss my family (and know they are missing me too but hear toddler is doing a good job of protecting deck from birds… Good work toddler)

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My mate Hawks is also here too. He came down a couple of hours earlier as he is having a pretty big operation on his leg today. See I really just wanted to keep him company. Here is a pic of me & Hawks from a recent trip to the park.

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With the warm temps these nasty ticks are out and about. You find them by giving us lots of pats, just like dad did last night, and if you find one don’t delay in getting to treatment. They can be fatal.
If you want to read some more about them here is a link:
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ixodes_holocyclus
And a good write up from one of the local vets: http://www.pittwateranimalhospital.com.au/ticks.html

The guys here would prefer to keep me in atleast 24hrs so likely I will be keeping Hawks company again tonight.

Take care guys and see ya tmw… Licks licks Bods

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16 thoughts on “Nasty tick…

    • Thanks Kate & Scooter…. yep back to my usual chaotic self. A lot to be said for errring on the side of caution in that situation. Great well written and researched post on ticks from you.

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