Tick paralysis is treated by removing all the ticks on the pet (this may involve shaving the pet or using medication to kill them). An antiserum is administered to counteract the toxins. Supportive care is given while the pet recovers. This can prove very costly. Tick prevention would be far more economical.
While tick prevention is helpful, it is not 100% effective. Your pet should still be checked for ticks for at least 7 days after you or your neighbours have returned from a potentially infested area. Hot spots include the face, under the collar, between the toes, in the ears, under the lips and around the chest area.
We can assist with preventatives as well as a demonstration of how to do a tick search on your pet.