Contact Us

We are located at 5/2 Hanlon Crescent, Fadden A.C.T. 2904

Our opening hours are; Monday to Friday 8am to 7pm

                                  Saturdays 8am to 3pm

                                  Sundays and Public Holidays closed

We can be contacted on 02 6291 7711 or info@tuggeranongvet.com

  

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