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.
It is essential if you are travelling to Europe or tick infested areas of the UK that you make sure your pets have the right protection
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.