Welcome back dear readers and welcome back summer (well, almost)!
The stirring of spring is so loud that I can´t sleep at night…but that could also be the dulcet tones of our darling baby girl, Erin-Rae. I have never heard dulcet tones turned up so loud before, it has nestled comfortably between dulcet and a cacophony.
But back to Springtime and it´s re-awakening of life that has been dormant over the cold break that is winter. The darling buds of May are out, the poppies and even the sticky weed that is cistus is looking dapper with it´s white and yellow flowers all a-bloom.
But why is the vet rambling on about spring colours…because some of those that are stirring are ticks, fleas and mosquitos/sandflies. These are the harbingers of serious diseases for your dog cat and horse. Already at Lagos Vet Clinic we have diagnosed and treated several tick fever cases in all these species. If you are the lucky owner/slave to pets that meander outsider you have probably found the odd tick on them by now.
Please get tick protection into your loved one, we have chews, spot ons collars and also applications for horses to keep the ticks at bay on your pet.
The best treatment we have found for tick repelling in dogs and cats is Bravecto, but everyone has their favorites. Be aware, though, that nothing is 100% effective against ticks. During the more intense tick season (ie: now) daily tick checks on your pet…using your fingers and giving them an extra tickle will help clear the ticks off. All the organisms spread by ticks (tick fever) will take over 24 hours to transmit from tick to animal…So, daily tick check s will help decrease the chance of your little (or massive) mates.
If you have any uncertainties about tick prevention (as well as protection against Heartworm, Leishmania or parvo) just drop us a line or an email and we´ll help you out!
Happy first birthday to you, Erin-Rae, BTW(!) and, as for the rest of youse: get on and enjoy your spring and we´ll catch up next month!
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