Appointments: (02) 6251 1444
16-18 Purdue St, Belconnen, ACT
(Parking via Gillott Street)
Mon - Fri: 8:30am - 5:30pm
Saturday: 8:30am - 1:00pm
BOOK ONLINE NOW!

Canberra Cat Vet Blog

Paralysis ticks in Canberra

Thursday, September 21, 2017
Paralysis tick
A paralysis tick

Already this year our sister clinic, Hall Vet Surgery, and the Canberra Veterinary Emergency Centre have treated pets with tick paralysis. Several of these pets have not been to the coast and neither have their owners.

Please check your outdoor cats every day by running your fingers through their fur, checking in their ears, armpits, around their faces and under their tails for ticks. We have other types of ticks in our region too. If you find a tick and are not sure whether it is a paralysis tick or not bring it in for identification.

Prevention is much better than cure, especially where ticks are concerned. We recommend Frontline spray, but also suggest Seresto collars, which coastal vets recommend.

Watch this video for the signs of tick envenomation.


Search Blog

Recent Posts


Tags

rigid head pet meat not eating tooth twitching pain relief dry food castration wobbles rash appetite renal disease painful mental health of cats old cat new kitten spray vaccine hunched over furballs lymphoma catoberfest massage ulcers aggressive old poisonous plants wool enclosure poisoning changed senior yowling appointment thyroid food puzzles scratching rub conflict best vet return home sucking wool fabric marking radioactive iodine kitten deaths visit mycoplasma decision to euthanase meows a lot introducing house call thirst blood snot urination thirsty vomit foreign body check-up cortisone high blood pressure spraying blood pressure poisons snuffles anxiety fleas vomiting senses antibiotics pheromone blood test best clinic vocal obesity hard faeces new year cranky prey desex competition eye cat history skin hairball blockage physical activity lame moving corneal ulcer hunting liver home visit dymadon sick cat best cat clinic hospital straining cage runny nose cat friendly tapeworm vision hole computer face rub lilly mouth breathing holes in teeth activity arthritis body language pill worms hyperthyroidism dehydration comfortis introduce holiday stress slow plaque feline herpesvirus panleukopenia kitten cat vet flea treatment annual check microchip tick adipokines petting cat rough play diuretics eye infection attack off food outdoor cat cat worms health check collapse unsociable snake open night gifts heavy breathing anaemia introductions hunters bite bump aggression behaviour abscess,cat fight whiskers lilies nose scabs open day poison echocardiography revolution sore prednisolone calicivirus breathing difficult feline enteritis permethrin love weight wet litter dental check kitten play diarrhoea cough AIDS goodbye water diet scratching post worming fever groom Hill's Metabolic thiamine deficiency teeth vaccination scale flea prevention bed fits urine asthma chlamydia indoor cats bladder stones blue kidney disease sun plants weight loss change pancreatitis aspirin cat fight xylitol hearing blocked cat biopsy FIV hungry gasping obese checkup FORLS ACT cat drinking more enemies overweight nails fat enteritis head opening hours kidney grass virus snuffle cat behaviour christmas new cat stare into space sore ears lick ulcerated nose mass tumour New Year's Eve brown snake pain cat enclosures cancer urinating outside litter tradesmen snakebite herpesvirus restless introduction IBD toxins bad breath feliway dental treatment inflammatory bowel disease jumping diabetes intestine seizures African wild cat sore eyes Canberra feline AIDS discount urine spraying pet insurance strange behaviour exercise blindness ribbon unwell rolls aerokat cat flu cat enclosure weight control allergy, kidneys scratch when to go to vet award heart disease pica free sensitive mince desexing cystitis antiviral toxic salivation training Canberra Cat Vet pet learning snake bite urinating cryptococcosis paralysed stiff paracetamol depomedrol noisy breathing holes client night kibble pred skin cancer litter box insulin abscess panamax litter eyes snakes tartar blood in urine lump panadol cognitive dysfunction urinating on curtains or carpet signs of pain furball hiding string vet visit headache examination fight paralysis RSPCA socialisation sneeze joints dental best veterinarian euthanasia on heat dilated pupils wet food train behaviour change tablet hypertrophic cardiomyopathy flu blind ulcer information night lily birthday kittens hyperactive hypertension fireworks constipation poisonous sick roundworm paralysis tick holidays pain killer fear grooming crytococcosus eye ulcer odour itchy in season panadeine cta fight allergy fluid pills cat containment breeder skinny runny eyes drinking a lot panleukopaenia polish photo competition advantage carrier dementia touch sudden blindness sensitive stomach bladder hunter home sense of smell spey heaing

Archive

A calm, quiet haven for cats and their carers staffed by experienced, cat loving vets and nurses.

Canberra Cat Vet 16-18 Purdue St Belconnen ACT 2617 (parking off Gillott Street) Phone: (02) 6251-1444

Get Directions