With the last few years showing a downward trend in number of tick poisonings this year has been unusual in that we have seen an increase from 28 (21 cats, 7 dogs) to 43 (23 cats, 20 dogs).
As you can see the cat figures are steady as we have only just seen one year’s use of the new isoxazolines, the products that have worked magic in dogs. However the worrying trend is the dog increase! That’s 285% increase!!! The concern here is that clients have become complaisant over the efficacy of their tick products. Be sure you have the latest EFFECTIVE tick products available, give is a call and we can discuss our recommendations. Death rates remain at 13-15% (cat / dog).