Tick Prevention

Tick prevention is an important part of maintaining your animals health and well being.There are four main types of ticks in NSW: the brown dog tick (Rhipicephalus sanguineus), the bush tick (Haemaphysalis longicornis), the cattle tick (Boophilus microplus) and the paralysis tick (Ixodes holocyclus). The first three can prove carriers for a range of infectious agents, and can cause many problems however the most serious is the deadly paralysis tick.

When a Paralysis Tick affects a pet, the pet often dies. Preventing tick paralysis is a much safer and cheaper alternative than treating the condition once it has occurred.

Please note that some tick prevention treatments are toxic to cats and for most treatments to be effective they require fortnightly application and are weight based so you need an indication of how heavy your pet is.

Please refer to the table below as a quick reference guide.

 

Product

Type of Product

Species

Application

Age

Notes

Advantix

Spot on

Dogs only

Every 2 weeks

7 wks +

Water safe

Safe for pregnant or lactating bitches

Frontline Plus

Spot on

Dogs only

Every 2 weeks

8 wks +

Safe for pregnant and lactating bitches

Frontline Spray

Spray

Dogs and Cats

Every 3 weeks

2 days +

 

Permoxin Rinse

Shampoo

Dogs only

Every 7 days

12 wks +

 

Kiltix Tick Collar

Collar

Dogs only

Every 6 weeks

12 wks +

May take 1 weeks to become effective

Remove prior to bathing

Constant swimming will diminish reduce effectiveness

Preventic 2 Month Tick Collar

Collar

Dogs only

Every 2 months

16 wks +

Remove prior to bathing

Constant swimming will diminish reduce effectiveness

Scalibor 3 Month Paralysis Tick Collar

Collar

Dogs only

every 14 weeks

8 wks +

Remove prior to bathing

Constant swimming will diminish reduce effectiveness

 

REMEMBER: No product is 100% effective. Daily searching of pets for ticks is strongly recommended. Refer to our Tick Information Page for how to conduct a search and remove ticks from your pet.