What do you think?
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We almost have no such thing as tick season anymore. There was never really a season when they weren't around but instead just not quite as bad a the middle of summer but the vet has advised that now there is hardly any difference in the number of paralysis tick cases from winter to summer.

We have many different types of ticks but the paralysis tick is only found on the eastern coast of the continent which is the most highly populated part of the country. They are so bad and kill so many dogs, I just can't understand why so many people do not protect their animals. If you find them during a daily check your dog will likely be OK but it only takes 24 hours for symptoms to start to occur and once you see a symptom your dog is in for the fight of it's life. Treatment will cost between AU$1000 & $3000. The antivenin is quite slow acting so even after treatment commences the dog can still go down hill and succumb to lung and heart paralysis. Most people cannot afford the enormous cost of critical care with a ventilator at a specialist centre which can bump the cost up to $7000. This is one of the reasons I prioritise health insurance for my dogs and will go without many things in order to pay for it. My worst nightmare would be to have to euthanise a dog for no other reason than not being able to afford treatment. I think that the less money you have, the more important it is to have insurance.
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What do you think? - by only-borders - 01-13-2018, 03:48 PM
RE: What do you think? - by Greg - 01-13-2018, 04:09 PM
RE: What do you think? - by only-borders - 01-14-2018, 06:53 AM
RE: What do you think? - by Greg - 01-14-2018, 07:44 AM
RE: What do you think? - by Gideon's mom - 01-14-2018, 12:40 PM
RE: What do you think? - by Dakin - 02-13-2018, 06:50 AM
RE: What do you think? - by Trifan - 02-13-2018, 04:31 PM
RE: What do you think? - by Gideon's mom - 02-14-2018, 09:03 AM

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