Unlike conventional paraciticides, which kill parasites after they bite, Advantix repels the most common ticks, sand flies, stable flies and mosquitoes before they have the chance to bite and it effectively kills ticks and fleas. Less biting means less stress and less risk of disease.
The paralysis tick, Ixodes holocyclus, causes tick paralysis. Tick paralysis is a serious and potentially fatal condition requiring urgent veterinary attention.
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What's so bad about Ticks?
Ticks are, among the most common and most important external parasites and are the cause of the death of significant numbers of dogs each year. The Brown Dog Tick and Paralysis Tick are considered the worst of the 75 species in Australia. Paralysis ticks are dangerous parasites that can attach to the dog and proceed to suck blood from them. As they suck the blood, they secrete a toxin into the pet. This toxin affects the nervous system leading to a number of symptoms (see below) and potentially death.
During blood-sucking, parasites can transmit the dangerous pathogens via their saliva. That’s why killing external parasites is not enough. They should be stopped from biting. Advantix reduces the risk of pathogen transmission due to its repelling activity against ticks and sand flies/mosquitoes and effectively kills ticks and fleas.
Symptoms of Tick Paralysis include:
Advantix has been proven to kill fleas and flea larvae up to four weeks after treatment. Advantix works fast by paralysing the mouth and then killing the flea, inhibiting feeding.
Advantix is a topical treatment, applied to the skin with a pipette. To safeguard against the paralysis tick, Advantix needs to be applied every two weeks.
Available in packs of 1, 4 o 6 pipettes for:
Small dog up to 4kg
Medium Dogs 4-10kg
Large Dogs 10-25kg
Extra Large Dogs over 25kg
Treatment Recommendations: To reduce re-infestation treat all dogs in a household. Other per animals living in the same household should also be treated with a suitable product. To aid further in reducing environmental challenge, the additional use of a suitable environmental treatment against adult fleas and their developmental stages is recommended.
Tick paralysis is a serious and potentially fatal condition that requires veterinary attention. Advantix takes the anxiety out of Tick Season!
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Are there ticks in my area?
The paralysis tick is generally found on the eastern seaboard, from North Queensland down to Victoria. In the north, paralysis ticks may be found all year round, while in the more southern areas, the season generally begins in spring (September) and finishes in late autumn (May). Ticks can also be found inland in suitable habitats. Paralysis ticks may be found on animals that live in or near bush or scrub land. Native animals such as marsupials, birds and reptiles are the natural hosts.
How can you tell if your dog has ticks?
The most essential preventative measure is a thorough search of your dog's skin and coat at least once a day even if tick control products have been applied. This method gives you the best chance of finding a tick.
The paralysis tick can look different depending on whether they are engorged with blood or not. When engorged with blood they have a blueish to light-grey/grey colour. Familiarise yourself with their appearance - check at your local vet clinic/vet clinic website, they will usually have posters and photos of paralysis ticks.
If you find a tick, remove it immediately and take your dog to the vet as soon as possible.
Advantix is not to be used on cats.
Tick paralysis is a serious and potentially fatal condition that requires veterinary attention. Advantix takes the anxiety out of Tick Season.
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