have teamed up with Bob Martin to
giveaway a bundle to help keep your beloved dog tick free. Now is the time to make sure you have
protection against ticks in place, autumn is the height of the season for these
nasty little blood-sucking critters.
The sight of a tick really turns my stomach but its something you need
to be aware of as a pet owner so you can keep both your pet and your family
safe from harm.
A photo posted by Karen (@missingsleep) on Sep 27, 2016 at 2:40pm PDT
Ticks can rather
worryingly carry Lyme disease a bacterial infection spread by those that are
infected. If left undetected it can
lead to quite serious health issues – as someone who found a tick on my back
once that does worry me slightly! I
don’t even know how it got there, I took one off our previous dog and it must
have made itself back onto me!!! Hence
it’s quite important to brush your dog down outside the house…
the NHS site says you would see a circular rash and I didn’t have one of those
(breathe a sigh of relief!), if you are worried though you can go to your GP
for a test and Lyme disease can be treated quite successfully with antibiotics. But prevention is always better than cure so
having a good system in place to deal with them is very sensible.
will still be extra vigilant from now on, following the advice suggested by Bob
Martin. Summer our dog likes nothing
more than running around in areas of dense vegetation and tall grasses so I
know she is more likely to pick them up.
I have removed a few; it’s not the most pleasant of tasks so I will be
using the Bob Martin tick remover to do it quickly and safely from now on (without
further risk of transmitting disease). Eeeek they really do make me feel ill, so here is a nice picture of Summer so your not visualizing horrid ticks.
A photo posted by Karen (@missingsleep) on Jul 16, 2016 at 7:32am PDT
Top tips for protecting your pet from ticks
Use Bob Martin spot on regularly to
repel ticks, particularly in tick season (throughout summer and autumn). Follow
When going out for a walk, keep Bob
Martin Flea and Tick spray in the car and give your dog a quick spray before
When walking, stick to footpaths as
much as possible, avoid long grass and be aware in wooded areas.
After the walk, give your dog a good
brush before getting into the car so any loose ticks are knocked off. Focus on the
underbelly, around ears and jaw.
If you do spot a tick on your dog, use Bob Martin’s
tick remover as quickly as possible to remove it safely.
If you would like to enter the giveaway for the win a walking bundle (worth £77) to help protect and
treat their pets and family this autumn please fill in the form below by the 19th
of November. The pack includes a selection of Bob Martin tick products, a
pair of wellies, a walking kit and a Fluff & Spruce Slicka Brush for those
important tick checks.
Win a selection of Bob Martin tick products, a pair of wellies, a walking kit and a Fluff & Spruce Slicka Brush