Learn more about ticks

Frequently Asked Questions

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How to protect and treat 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.

Babesiosis – It’s here, know the risks!

Many of you will already be aware that ticks in the UK can pass on nasty diseases like Lyme disease to our beloved pets. Thanks to the Pet Travel...

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Is your pet just tired – or could they have Lyme disease?

Our tick friends are at their most active right now and could be lurking in your garden, local park, woodland and even urban areas – nowhere is...

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Springtime adventures, watch out for ticks!

With spring in the air, your canine friend will be keen to adventure outdoors and enjoy some fun in the sun. Our feline friends will be just as...

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Watch out for unwanted guests in your garden!

Spring is finally here and it’s time to dig out your trusty garden furniture from the back of the shed and get out into the garden to enjoy the...

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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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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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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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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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Tick spotting

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

Find out the answers 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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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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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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Interview with a tick!

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How can a cowpat calamity increase your pet’s risk of ticks?

It’s spring and time to get out and about with your pet and have some wonderful adventures in the ‘great outdoors’.  It’s a great time of...

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