A recent study also showed that paralysis ticks are not restricted to the eastern seaboard with hotspots as far inland as Healesville and Gisborne in Victoria, so they’re certainly living further inland these days.
We are currently in the middle of tick season, which ranges from September through to April in Australia. During this time, pets should be checked daily for ticks. Run your fingers over the entire coat searching for small lumps on the surface of the skin. Pay particular attention to the head and neck and ensure you check between toes, ears, under the collar. In conjunction with a daily tick check, dogs in tick prone areas should also be treated with either a topical or oral tick preventative.
Your local veterinary clinic will be able to recommend the most suitable product for your dogs.