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For Out of Hours Emergencies please phone the Animal Referral Hospital Emergency on 6280 6344 or Canberra Veterinary Emergency Service on 6225 7257.

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Tick Paralysis


Prevention for paralysis ticks


We recommend having your dog on prevention against ticks at least for the warmer months of the year, even if you are not planning to take your dog down the coast, or travel to the coast yourself.

There has been a few cases in Canberra since Sept 2017 where dogs were presented with signs of tick paralysis without a history of travel to the coast. ( Ref : Sept 2017, Canberra Times; Canberra Veterinary Emergency Service)

Prevention against ticks is much safer and cheaper than having to treat for tick paralysis once signs appear.

Please talk to one of our staff if you would like advice on tick prevention.

If you found a tick on your dog, please contact us to arrange an appointment for a check up, please also bring the tick in for identification.

If you suspect your dog is showing signs of tick paralysis, please contact us straight away as this could be an emergency.  If this happens out of our business hours, please contact Animal Emergency Centre (Fyshwick, 6280 6344) or Canberra Veterinary Emergency Service (Gungahlin, 6225 7257)

Signs of tick paralysis

  • Weakness in the hind legs, which typically progresses to involve the forelimbs
  • Lethargy
  • A change in vocalisation
  • Increased or laboured breathing
  • Coughing
  • Excessive salivation
  • Vomiting or regurgitation