During tick season, it is important to regularly check over our dogs and cats thoroughly. Ticks love to seek out areas that are dark and damp, so neck folds, ears, armpits, and inguinal regions are often implicated. The majority of ticks will be from the armpits forward, but it is imperative to always search over the entire body.
Signs to look out for in our pets may include:
Hind limb incoordination or weakness
Difficulty breathing or increased breathing effort
Change or loss of voice
Gagging, grunting or coughing
Inappetence (reduced or no appetite) or difficulty eating/swallowing