Is your dog drooling a lot lately or a bit wobbly on their back legs? Well, it may not be a reaction to the heat, it can actually be symptoms of the start of progressive tick paralysis and is very serious.
Oh, and cats aren’t immune either - so keep your pet calm and get them to a vet as soon as possible.
RSPCA’s Anne Chester the Chief Veterinarian Officer joined 4ZZZ’s Eliot Rifkin and Toni Pankaluic to chat about thud nasty Paralysis Ticks.
For a deep dive…
Visit RSPCA for a range of resources devoted to helping animals in Australia. Their knowledge base is a valuable source for information, advice and science. There you can learn what Ehrlichiosis is and how to protect your pet from tick paralysis. To understand the progressive signs and symptoms of how severe tick paralysis can be, read here... and here's a Paralysis Tick identification PDF sheet download
These are some tick protective and remover tools you can use to help your cat or dog:
Toni Pankaluic is a Journalist and contributor to Brisbane Line