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Fleas, ticks and other external parasites

There are a range of products to use for external parasites. External parasites include fleas, ticks, lice and mites (scabies and ear mites). Many of these products are fluid drops which should be applied to the back of your pet’s neck (onto the skin not the hair) and are applied every month. It is important to follow the manufacturer’s guidelines in regard to how soon before or after bathing, the drops can be applied.
Ticks are particularly problematic for dogs in Hong Kong as they spread blood-borne diseases. Sadly, there are no vaccinations for these blood parasites (Babesia species and Ehrlichia canis), which can cause an anaemia in your dog (tick fever) –a condition very similar to malaria in humans. We can however help to stop your dogs getting infected with this terrible disease by killing the ticks. Dependant on your dog’s lifestyle, we will give recommendations on which products (drops and possibly tick collars) to use.