We operate a 24 hour emergency service
Woodbridge: 01394 380083 Felixstowe: 01394 284554 Rendlesham: 01394 420964 Ipswich: 01473 274040
We operate a 24 hour emergency service
Woodbridge: 01394 380083
Felixstowe: 01394 284554
Rendlesham: 01394 420964
Ipswich: 01473 274040

It’s Tick Season!

Thanks to the warm, wet weather we’re seeing far more ticks than we normally would this time of year. For those who don’t know a tick is a small, oval shaped parasite which attaches itself to your pet. They can vary in size and colour but most commonly look like the one pictured below. Ticks can cause your pet significant discomfort and in some cases transmit disease. Thankfully many prescription flea products (tablets and spot-ons) also contain tick control, however it is worth noting many over the counter products do not include tick control.  We recommend Simparica for dogs, and Stronghold Plus monthly in cats. 

If you find a tick on your pet we recommend calling us for advice. Whilst home removal is sometimes possible, it is very important not to leave the mouth parts of the tick behind. If you are inexperienced in tick removal this is very easy to do, so if you are unsure please contact your nearest branch. It is also worth noting we commonly have people attempt to remove small skin lumps believing they are ticks, so if you have any doubt, please contact us prior to attempting ‘removal’. 

Woodbridge: 01394 380083
Ipswich: 01473 274040
Felixstowe: 01394 284554
Rendlesham: 01394 420964