Keeping Your Dog Safe from the Paralysis Tick

For dog owners residing across parts of the east coast of Australia, the paralysis tick is a specific concern. Living on other animals, and on plants, the so-called paralysis tick can attach itself to a dog quite easily, burrow into the skin, and begin feeding. If this sounds repulsive, it gets worse for the dog in question. The substance that it injects into the feeding site is a neurotoxin that is poisonous to dogs. One of the biggest problems is that because the tick is rather small, and lives beneath…

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