Learn more about ticks

Frequently Asked Questions

No need to ponder – the answer is probably right here. All you need to know about fleas and ticks.

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How to treat and protect your pet against ticks

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Useful information

Parasite information: www.esccapuk.org.uk
Risk in your area: www.fleatickrisk.com.
Pet Travel Scheme: https://www.gov.uk/take-pet-abroad
Human Lyme disease http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Lyme-disease/Pages/Introduction.aspx

Keep your pet safe

Ticks are tiny time-bombs that can pose a big threat to your pet’s health. Your pet can pick them up in the countryside, at your local park, or even your own back garden. Learn more about tick protection here.

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How can you help protect your pet against ticks?

  • Apply FRONTLINE® Spot On or FRONTLINE® Plus every 4 weeks throughout the year
  • Check your pet regularly for these parasites
  • Learn how to remove ticks properly

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What you need to know about Lyme disease and dogs?

Lyme disease is transmitted by ticks commonly found in the UK. Find out more here.

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Babesiosis – a potentially fatal disease of dogs transmitted by ticks

A microscopic parasite, called Babesia canis, carried by a particular tick species can be spread to dogs when the tick feeds on their blood. Learn more about the signs to look for and protecting your pet here.

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Tick spotting

  • Where do ticks live?
  • How do they attach to your pet?
  • Are all ticks equally dangerous to your pet?

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Found a tick in your house?

Our experts say there are 3 things you need to do. Whether it’s dead or alive we explain what to do next.

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Are you planning to book your dog into kennels?

Do you have plans this winter to jet off in search of some winter sun or are you hitting the slopes?  If you're planning on booking your dog into...

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Wintertime grooming: take extra care

Traditionally, during the colder winter months, most ticks would become inactive and the risk of your pet picking one up would be low.  However,...

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Deck the halls: but watch out for ticks!

With Christmas just around the corner, it's time to spruce up our homes with some festive decorations. Using real foliage like holly and ivy to...

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