Sunday, 4 December 2011
Paralysis Ticks Are No Joke
Sorry everyone, but today's cat-it-orial is no joke.
Summer's barely begun, and we animals here at NTBTS are already hearing about other awesome animals being attacked by paralysis ticks.
So animals, get your humans to do something about it. You don't want a tick - and they don't want the vet bills (or worse, to lose you.)
This link http://www.pittwateranimalhospital.com.au/ticks.html will take you to an animal hospital in New South Wales, that can tell you all the information you need to know about ticks.
From our point-of-view, both Mr Woof and I have had ticks at different times. It wasn't good for either of us. We got very sick. And we had to go to the vet and have needles and stay there a long time, and it was really awful.
I couldn't use my back legs - think about all the things you need back legs for - it wasn't good at all. And then the vet told me I was lucky - if your human doesn't find out soon enough that you're sick, you stop using your lungs.
So animals and humans alike - you know what you have to do. Doggies need their tick collars and cats need their spray. Yes, they stink. Yes the spray leaves everyone involved in the process soaking wet with horrible chemicals. Nobody likes this. But you know what - we like ticks even less.
Take care of yourselves out there in the bloggosphere, and check under your collar and between your toes for ticks.