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Prepare for tick season

VETS are warning animal owners to prepare for a high pressure tick and flea season, following a wetter than average winter and warmer temperatures heading into spring. According to Dr Peter Holdsworth from the Animal Health Alliance the biggest concern is paralysis ticks, with the tick season starting early. The paralysis tick lives on native animals in the coastal areas of eastern Australia and it regularly attaches to domestic animals such as dogs and cats. There are new technologies available for treating fleas, including spot-on formulations or oral tablets.

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