Welcome to Tropical Vet Services

Tropical Vet Services is a group of clinics that service the areas including Tully, Innisfail, Ingham, Babinda, Mission Beach and Cardwell.

 

TICK SEASON IS HERE

July is typically when the paralysis tick season really starts to ramp up.  Be sure to search your pets daily for ticks.  If you are unsure of how to do this, call in and ask our friendly staff. 

Tick Paralysis is a deadly poisoning caused by tiny ticks which attach to your pet.  If your dog or cat is ever wobbly or has trouble breathing, they should be taken to a vet immediately in case it is tick paralysis.

Signs of Tick Poisoning – A husky cough, a change in voice, dilated pupils and vomiting.  Wobbliness in the hind legs progressing to an inability to walk or stand, and panting when at rest, progressing to very heavy breathing or difficulty breathing.  Cats may wonder off in the early stages and so you must always search for him/her when missing (even if only for a short while) during tick season.

What to do when you find a paralysis tick – Remove it immediately.  If you are unsure about this, kill it in place with a pyrethrin based insecticide.  Contact your nearest Tropical Vet Services clinic for further advice.

Tick control – No single method of tick control is able to take the place of daily tick searches of your pet.  Several products are available including Bravecto, Nexgard, Advantix, Frontline and Kiltix collars.  Speak to us to work out what product is best for you and your pet.

For more specific information or advice please contact us at your nearest clinic:-

Innisfail (4061 2900), Tully (4068 1726), Ingham (4776 1572)

Babinda – Wed only (0408 103 158),  Mission Beach – Mon & Fri only (0429 218 865)

Cardwell – Thurs only (0409 741 823)

 

 

 

 

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