Monday, January 11, 2010

For all pet owners

Especially because of the weather and heat, I just wanted to let you all know what I learnt at the Vet the other day - your pets are only covered for TWO weeks under their advantage/revolution/advantix etc for paralysis ticks.

Everything else a month. So if you want to make sure they're covered for ticks you have to give them that solution fortnightly.

Now, this I've learnt this after a very expensive trip
to the Animal Critical Care Centre in North Ryde. My dog Clyde, we think, had a paralysis tick. On and off the respirator for three days, he pulled through. I don't want anyone to have to go through what I did. And some peoples pets don't come home, even after spending what we did.

$10,000 (yes, and probably more with checkups) later and thank goodness, my puppy is home. He's not even 1year yet!

The money spent was worth it to get him home, and back to normal, but, be careful guys!
Check your dog over after works in long grass, in the bush, or even if you haven't mowed for a while...... that one could have been me!

Now, apparently you can get tick collars for $10 that last two months. So, check out all your options.

So, this is one bit of advice I HAD to pass on. I'm not a vet, nor do I work for one -although I've probably paid for some of someones salary! ;o)


  1. thank god your pup's fine! and thanks for the heads-up on paralysis ticks. my dog gets ticks once in a while and it hurts me every single time i see her scratching herself so hard.

  2. Anytime - sooo much money spent! =)

    But so worth it when I come home and see his smiling face...

    I can't believe people have said to me "A bullet only costs $1.20..."

    How rude!