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Must know about Australian paralysis ticks

Paralysis tick venom can be deadly to dogs, causing symptoms such as heavy breathing and salivation, coughing, vomiting, having wobbly back legs, or even collapsing and lying still. These symptoms can appear within a few hours of being bitten by a tick, making it crucial to seek immediate veterinary care if you suspect your Cavoodle has been bitten.

Prevention is always the preferred method of treatment when it comes to paralysis ticks. There are various measures you can take to protect your Cavoodle from tick bites. One of the most effective ways is to speak to your vet about tick collars or medications that can help prevent tick bites. These products work by either repelling ticks or killing them before they can inject their venom into your pet's body.

Another crucial step in tick prevention is checking your Cavoodle regularly for ticks. These parasites are small and can be hard to detect, especially in areas with thick fur. Make sure to check your pet's entire body, including behind their ears, under their armpits, and between their toes. If you do find a tick on your Cavoodle, it's essential to remove it as quickly and carefully as possible.

To remove a tick, use fine-tipped tweezers to grasp the tick as close to your pet's skin as possible. Then, pull the tick straight out with steady, even pressure, being careful not to squeeze or crush the tick's body. After removing the tick, disinfect the bite site and wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water.

In addition to tick prevention measures, it's also essential to keep your Cavoodle's environment tick-free. This means keeping your lawn and outdoor areas well-maintained and free of debris, which can attract ticks.

In conclusion, paralysis ticks are a serious threat to Cavoodles in NSW, but there are steps you can take to protect your furry friend. Speak to your vet about tick prevention measures, check your pet regularly for ticks, and keep their environment tick-free. By taking these steps, you can help keep your beloved Cavoodle healthy and happy for years to come.