Calling all dog owners in Wimbledon

September 1, 2016

Come and meet Chris on Wimbledon Common on 2 Friday September

Dog owners and walkers are being invited to bring their dogs along to meet Chris who is visiting Wimbledon Common on 2 September to mark the start of Tick Awareness Month.

Chris will be on the Common for the one-day free event open to all dog owners and walkers. He is set to give a series of three talks (11am, 12.30 and 2pm) on the threat from ticks and tick-borne disease as well as the preventative measures we can take to protect our dogs, cats and ourselves from the risk of tick-borne illnesses such as Lyme disease. He will also be unveiling the results of the Big Tick Project and together with vets and vet nurses will also be showing how to check our pets for ticks and remove attached ticks from dogs safely.

During Tick Awareness Month you can also come into practice for more information on the threat from ticks and tick-borne disease.

To reduce the risk associated with ticks in dogs, veterinary practices have innovative and convenient treatments that are only available on prescription.

The options available to protect dogs against exposure to ticks include spot-ons (typically applied every four weeks), sprays, collars and oral chewable formulations which can give up to 12 weeks protection.

For more information about Tick Awareness Month please go to www.bigtickproject.co.uk