Monday, 08 October 2018 13:35

Flick the Ticks with Bravecto Spot-on for Dogs!

With the warmer weather upon us here in Australia, it’s time for us all to start thinking seriously about paralysis tick and flea prevention. External parasites can cause extreme discomfort to our beloved four-legged family members.

We need to be mindful and aware that both fleas and ticks are just about everywhere. Not only do these critters cause skin irritations, discomfort and suffering to our fur-babies but in serious cases, paralysis ticks can result in fatality.

The best way for us to protect our fur-babies is through prevention. There are a vast range of products available, which can at times be overwhelming for us dog owners. Fortunately for us, Bravecto have made the choice easy with a brand new treatment called Bravecto Spot-on for Dogs. It’s now easier than ever to protect our precious pooches from deadly paralysis ticks and nasty fleas – and it lasts for 6 months!

New Bravecto Spot-on for Dogs is the only treatment in Australia to protect our pooches for 6 months against paralysis ticks and fleas in one spot-on! It also offers 12 weeks brown dog tick protection. It is gentle and can be used in breeding, pregnant and lactating dogs, and is also suitable for puppies (8 weeks and up). It's available in 5 convenient weight ranges from 2 kg to 56 kg and the simple twist’n’use tube makes spot-on application easy and convenient, with a single twist and apply!

If your pooch has fleas they will tend to scratch repeatedly, however regularly checking for fleas and ticks should be part of our routine pet care. Follow the easy steps below to ensure a flea and tick free floofer!

Checking for fleas on your pooch:

  • Step 1: Try parting the coat near the base of the tail using your hands or a flea comb and look for movement. Most fleas grow to about the size of a pinhead and will move or jump when disturbed.
  • Step 2: Even if you don’t see any fleas, have a look for dark, pepper-like particles on the surface of your pet’s skin and coat. These may be ‘flea dirt’, which are flea droppings.
  • Step 3: You can easily confirm this by dabbing some of this material with a wet paper towel or cotton ball. If you see dark reddish brown or orange swirls, this is flea dirt and confirms that the pet has fleas.

Checking for paralysis ticks on your pooch:

  • Step 1: Ticks are very small before they have started to feed, and are easy to miss without a thorough examination. Once ticks are engorged with blood they are larger and easier to feel and spot.
  • Step 2: Run your fingers slowly through the pet's fur down to skin level, feeling for any bumps. It is important that you check the entire body.
  • Step 3: A thorough combing within 4-6 hours of exposure to bush or tall grass can help prevent ticks attaching themselves to your pet.
  • Step 4: If you have any concerns about a paralysis tick affecting your pet, call your vet immediately.

Cheers to flicking the ticks, Spot-on!

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