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George has recently found a dog carrying a tick called Dermacentor Reticulatus which it had caught in Bramcote. There are some frequently asked questions addressed below. TICK FAQ 1) Where did the dog catch the tick? A – The dog caught the tick in Bramcote Woods. She had not been walked anywhere else for several days. 2) Was the dog that was carrying the tick unwell? A - Yes. The dog was off colour, not wanting to run around. She is doing well now though. 3) What was different about the tick found? A - The tick was identified as Dermacentor reticulatus. This tick has until recently only been found on the South East coast of the U.K. This tick carries diseases including Babesia which can be very dangerous for dogs. 4) Has there been a case of Babesia caught by a dog in Nottingham? A - No. We have discovered the tick which can carry Babesia but not the disease itself. 5) What can I give my dog to protect it from ticks? A - There are now a number of products that can do this but they all have advantages and disadvantages. You should speak to experts like the vets at Churchcroft Veterinary Centre to work out which is best for your dog given its lifestyle and habits. 6) Where can I get the products to protect my dog? A – Churchcroft Vets carry a wide range of these products. Some of these are prescription only so your dog may need a check over before he or she can get these. Churchcroft Vets are doing these checks for FREE in April and May. 7) Can I avoid my dog coming across ticks? A - You can reduce the chance of your dog coming across ticks. Ticks are most active in the spring and early summer. You can avoid overgrown areas like woodland and scrubland and stick to roads and well mown parks. 8) What shall I do if I find a tick on my dog? A - If you are confident in your technique you can remove the tick. It is important not to squeeze the tick or pull it such that you leave the head behind. It is much easier to get a tick out successfully if you have a device designed to do so. If you are unable to do this you should call your vets. 9) Can humans catch Babesia? A - Yes, but not the dog version. The human version is not present in the U.K. and is a relatively rare disease. 10) Are ticks dangerous to people? A - Potentially yes. It is best to always check for ticks when you’ve been in woodland or parkland where you may have picked them up and remove them safely if present. You should make a note of the date and where you got it in case this is important later.
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