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a warning for dog owners in France
Sun 4-Nov-12
1:08 pm
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Hi all

 

I am posting this on all the forums I am active on; for French dog owners

 

Our new pup was very sick last week; vomiting and diarhhea, then temp then wheezing and a nasty cold: he got so bad on Thursday we nearly called the emergency vet out..... turns out he had tick fever from two ticks... the vet told us she had never seen so many cases of this in a week!

 

Anyway just to say he is better now, but we were lucky as our vet had warned us at the start that this was in our region and I remembered it soon enough to get him treated.... it can be fatal!

 

Also to note an attack does not grant immunity... he can get it again and again!confused

 

So; if your dog has a tick and then is sick...take care please and get him/her to the vet asap!

Sun 4-Nov-12
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Wow,  glad he is better. It can also effect us two-legged animals as well.

 

Might be an excuse for a fun bit of bodily exploration between consenting adults after a country walk. big_laugh

 

Oh and do check out any children that may have been walking in long grass/foliage etc. ok

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Sun 4-Nov-12
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We are keeping Bruno on his lead when out due to the concern about ticks. I also give him a monthly treatment for fleas and ticks.

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Sun 4-Nov-12
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wave Are these the same species of ticks we have in the UK?

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Sun 4-Nov-12
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Not sure....  they arenot carriers of the disease all over France either.... even in the Gers there are pockets where the ticks are ok!

Sun 4-Nov-12
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Ticks are becoming more prevalent in the UK, and with it the possibility of Lyme Disease and other illnesses.
For more info take a look here.

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Sun 4-Nov-12
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looking at piroplasmosis on the web it is worldwide and can be caught by dogs, cats and horses...there is apparently a vaccine but it is pretty ineffective as yet.  The best course of action is a good flea remedy all year round... we use an oral medication which is highly effective as we found frontline useless

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DEET ok

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Sun 4-Nov-12
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It definitely goes for cat owners too, if your cat is out and about. My beloved cat Minuit died within a couple of days from what was probably tick-borne disease, although I never found a tick on him. Mystère is routinely dosed with anti-tick/flea products.

Sun 4-Nov-12
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In our area we have to beware of ticks for tick borne encephalitis. We have jabs for it but not sure if cats or dogs can get it. One of our cats acts as a personal tick sweeper, fortunately we have now found a product that doesn't make her sick into the bargain, sometimes the cure has been worse than the ticks she has picked up. shoo_flyRemoving them quickly is the key, it is usually only those left to nosh for a while that give the diseases

Mon 5-Nov-12
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When we lived in Holland, it was a regular activity to 'de-tick' our cats.

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Fortunately the grass around us is grazing for dairy cattle so is never very long. I do treat Bruno and the girls monthly though just in case. One of my Bengals was very ill with a tick when we first moved here. It was fortunate I took her to the vet quickly as I had no idea what it was.

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