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10.08.2018
Watch out - ticks!
The lovely summer is the cause - ticks are particularly active this summer!

High season for ticks!       

According to the German Medical Association, 2018 is a year with a particularly high occurrence of ticks. The small bloodsuckers wait in high grass and bushes for any warm-blooded host they can attach themselves to.        

Along with itching and local skin inflammation, tick bites can transfer Borreliosis, Babesiosis and Tick-borne Encephalitis (FSME). The risk of infection is less if the ticks are removed within a few hours after they have attached themselves. Therefore, fast and professional removal of a tick is important. If you are not sure how to remove a tick, you should consult a veterinarian.

Important when removing a tick:

  • Do not apply any oil, glue or other substances to the tick.      
  • Grip the tick’s head with special tick tweezers as close to the skin as possible and pull or lift or twist out the tick carefully.  
  • Do not press on the tick’s body.
  • Afterwards, disinfect the bite wound with a suitable ointment.       

You can find more information on various means of fighting parasites here.