Owners warned against dangers of ticks

Thursday, 28th March 2013

If your dog has been scratching more than usual lately then you might want to check for ticks, as these little parasites can often transmit serious diseases to both animals and humans.

Writing for the West Sussex Gazette, Marc Abraham of Grove Lodge Vets says the conditions are currently right for ticks to be active, partly due to the time of year and partly due to recent law changes.

Indeed, while ticks are known to be more active in the springtime, the situation has been exacerbated by the fact that regulations have recently been relaxed so that owners bringing dogs into the UK no longer have to have their pets treated for ticks, resulting in a number of foreign species already being brought into the country.

The best way to keep your dog protected is to regularly check for parasites in the animal's fur, and to invest in the right pet medications including tick and flea treatments.