Further to media reports there has been confirmed cases of Babesiosis in the South East including one dog that died. It could spread across the UK.
Babesia is a parasite carried by a European tick which has now been identified in the UK.
It is important for owners to be tick aware and to check their dogs after a walk – any ticks should be removed asap.
Prevention of ticks is the best way of avoiding Babesiosis speak to us about the most suitable treatments – we have spot ons, collars and tablets which are highly effective.
This little chap came in with what we thought was a few ticks around his eyes, however a trip to Penmellyn Vets St Columb, under sedation showed a huge tick burden on his tummy, well over 50!
They have all safely been removed and hopefully after a few days recuperating he will be back in the wild.
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