Friday 29th April 2016

Tick borne diseases

Tick borne diseases continue to be in the news with concern that they may be spread by bank holiday travel.

Dog owners warned about taking pets on Bank Holiday breaks over deadly diseases risk

ESCCAPUK & Ireland's advice is that dog owners travelling to or from Essex should talk to their vet about tick preventative products, given the recent outbreak of babesiosis. They should also check their dog at least every 24 hours for ticks and any found removed with a tick hook. This is also true for dogs and owners planning to visit beautiful but also possibly high tick/Lyme disease areas such as pasture, bracken and deer woodlands. Discuss with your Vet the risk factors associated with tick exposure, Lyme disease and babesiosis transmission to see what preventative treatments might be required and will suit your pet.

ESCCAP UK & Ireland News Item