Paralysis ticks are commonly found in the areas surrounding Bega. These can cause a serious paralysis that can lead to death in severe cases. Some topspot formulations such as Frontline Plus and Advantix protect against ticks but ONLY when applied every 2 weeks. Frontline Spray also prevents ticks and can be applied every 3 weeks. Alternatives are Tick collars and Proban tablets which need to be given every 2 days.
It is important to remember that none of these preventatives are 100% effective and you should check your dog’s coat for ticks every day. It is important to NEVER apply dog tick products to your cat as many can cause serious and sometimes fatal reactions.