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Ticks - keep your dog and family safe this summer

Essential info for dog owners on ticks and fleas at ‘Tick-Nic’ event.

In support ofBayer’s ‘No Bite Is Right’ campaign ‘Tick-Nics’ have been held around thecountry where celebs such as TOWIE’s Lydia Bright and Brendan Lynch formerfinalist on the Great British Bake Off have mixed with dog owners for plenty ofadvice on keeping their pets free from pests this summer

This month is Lyme Disease Awarenessmonth, with the disease commonly spread by ticks. It can affect both animalsand humans and in the latter symptoms include fever, headache, fatigueand a pink or red circular rash. If left untreated, infection can spread tojoints, the heart and the nervous system.

TV Vet David Grant has been givingadvice to pet owners around the country on the risks of ticks to both pets andtheir owners, where ticks are commonly found, how to remove them and how toprevent them.

Watch this useful video where dog lovingcelebrities Lydia Bright from TOWIE and Brendan Lynch former finalist on theGreat British Bake Off, mix with dog owners for plenty of advice from David andother vets on how to keep ticks and fleas off your dog thissummer.

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