Walwa Vet Practice

Tick Control

The tick of major impotance to dog health in Northern Australia is the brown dog tick Rhipicephalus sanguineus. The distribution of the paralysis tick Ixodes holocyclus does not extend to the Northern Territory or Western Australia, being found most commonly on the East Coast. The other major tick species found in Northern Australia is the cattle tick Boophilus microplus, distinguishable from the brown dog tick by its pale legs (brown dog ticks have brown legs).

The Barkly Veterinary Practice offers a once a month injection, which will prevent your dog from tick infestation.This same injection can also be used for treatment of sarcoptic and demodectic mange.