Frontline Spray is a topical spray for the treatment and prevention of flea and tick infestations on cats and dogs, including the deadly paralysis tick.
Tick paralysis can be fatal, so prevention is essential if you live in a tick area, or are planning to visit one. Paralysis ticks are found in most areas of the east coast of Australia and can be active year-round in warmer climates. Dogs and cats usually pick up ticks in their fur when moving through areas of long grass or scrub. Once attached, the Paralysis tick feeds on your pet’s blood, whilst also releasing a deadly toxin. This toxin causes paralysis, beginning with a change of voice, weakness in the back legs and trouble blinking or swallowing. Without treatment the symptoms progress to paralysis of the muscles of breathing, resulting in death.
Always follow the instructions on the label to ensure correct application.
Daily tick searches are highly recommended for pets in tick paralysis areas, even if prevention has been used.