Canine Babesiosis And The Big Tick Project

Canine Babesiosis And The Big Tick Project

You may have seen in the news over the past couple of days a few stories emerging about ticks and how they can be potentially harmful to you dog by passing on diseases such as canine babesiosis. Well, Hunt & Wilson’s very own Hollie and Olive went down to Bristol University for a day to meet with a few Veterinary Scientists and wildlife presenter Chris Packham to share their story…

You can read the full story about how Olive contracted the disease by reading one of our earlier posts.

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At Hunt & Wilson we take the health of dogs very seriously and are keen to help dog owners across the country to ensure that no one has to go through the same terrifying ordeal that Hollie and Olive had. That is why we are offering Tick Remover tools to every dog owner that wants one. Simply add your purchase to the your cart and follow the check out instructions.

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22 thoughts on “Canine Babesiosis And The Big Tick Project”

  1. Lesley saunders
    26/03/2016 at 8:09 pm

    Please may I have a free tick remover?
    Thank you!

    1. Hollie Wilson
      08/04/2016 at 4:20 pm

      HI Lesley

      All free tick removers have been ordered – sorry about this however you can get your one from us here –
      http://www.huntandwilson.co.uk/product/tick-twister-remover-hook-tool/

      Thanks for getting in touch
      Hollie

  2. Angela Thwaites
    05/04/2016 at 1:40 am

    Thank you for free tick removay

    1. Hollie Wilson
      08/04/2016 at 4:20 pm

      Thank you Angela – they are now being posted next week!

      Kind regards,
      Hollie

  3. Stephanie peet
    05/04/2016 at 6:01 am

    This is very important for all dog owners to listen to the advice and follow all precautions to prevent this disease.

    1. Hollie Wilson
      08/04/2016 at 4:21 pm

      Thank you Stephanie for getting in touch – please share!

  4. Liam Doyle
    05/04/2016 at 6:22 am

    What are the symptoms ?

    1. Hollie Wilson
      08/04/2016 at 4:22 pm

      Hi Liam,

      Thank you for getting in touch.

      Things to look out for are –
      – Your dog not wanting to eat or drink
      – Lethargy
      – Not wanting to go for a walk
      – Pale gums

      However my advice is if you see a tick on your dog to get checked by a vet straight away as Olive didn’t start showing symptoms until a week later when it was almost too late.

      There is great advice on this website too – http://www.mypetonline.co.uk/big-tick-project/why-ticks-are-health-risk

      If you need anything else please get in touch.
      Thanks,
      Hollie

  5. Jane Harnett
    05/04/2016 at 7:01 am

    I live in Rural Staffordshire. Walking my dogs is one of my greatest pleasures. We are surrounded by thousands of sheep,
    Ticks could become a potential problem and I am very concerned.
    It is important that the message to be vigilant is heard. The information on this video is very helpful. Thankyou.

    1. Hollie Wilson
      08/04/2016 at 4:23 pm

      Thank you Jane for your kind words – we are really doing our best to get the word out there.

      Kind regards,
      Hollie

  6. cath severn
    05/04/2016 at 7:25 am

    I bought my dogs a transmitter called tickless an untrained tick & Flea repeller from costco’s I hope it helps ward off any ticks from my dogs
    It can be used for both dogs & cat.

    1. Hollie Wilson
      08/04/2016 at 4:28 pm

      Thank you Cath for this advice – great to hear all about everything we can do to prevent these nasty ticks.
      Hollie

  7. Stuart Badman
    05/04/2016 at 7:43 am

    We have found in the past that nail varnish works by putting it on the Tick they then connot breathe they then drop of

    1. Hollie Wilson
      08/04/2016 at 4:27 pm

      Thank you Stuart – this is something I hadn’t heard of.

      However my advice is if you see a tick on your dog to get checked by a vet straight away as Olive didn’t start showing symptoms until a week later when it was almost too late.

      There is great advice on this website too – http://www.mypetonline.co.uk/big-tick-project/why-ticks-are-health-risk

      If you need anything else please get in touch.
      Thanks,
      Hollie

  8. Deb
    05/04/2016 at 7:45 am

    Somehow you should try and get this into national press,potentially on a weekend where more people will read.
    Law now come in re microchipping should there be one re your dogs care too and make treatment compulsory ?We all love our animals but unfortunately for some owners cost comes into the consideration of care.
    For example, I live in a very high risk area for sheep ticks and I pay to have the Bravecto treatment for ticks on top of worm,annual injections etc etc. I meet people in the area or indeed visiting and think ‘they will be ok only for a weekend’ they may treat their dog with a cheaper less quality product if indeed at all.previously using cheaper treatments I have had to remove ticks from my dog,fortunately getting them whole. I do not work or know anyone who works for Bravecto and am sure there are comparable treatments out there. Please protect your pooch !!

    1. Hollie Wilson
      08/04/2016 at 4:26 pm

      Deb this is brilliant Bravecto is one of the best treatments which I wish I had known about before we took Olive away.

      The story actually did make BBC News, Channel 5 news and The Daily Mail and Telegraph!

      Olive is a star – shame not in better circumstances,

      Thanks again – keep sharing!
      Hollie

  9. Daphne Rowe
    05/04/2016 at 10:16 am

    Are there any symptoms ahead of actually finding a tick on your dog?

    1. Hollie Wilson
      08/04/2016 at 4:24 pm

      Hi Daphne,

      Thank you for getting in touch.

      Things to look out for are –
      – Your dog not wanting to eat or drink
      – Lethargy
      – Not wanting to go for a walk
      – Pale gums

      However my advice is if you see a tick on your dog to get checked by a vet straight away as Olive didn’t start showing symptoms until a week later when it was almost too late.

      There is great advice on this website too – http://www.mypetonline.co.uk/big-tick-project/why-ticks-are-health-risk

      If you need anything else please get in touch.
      Thanks,
      Hollie

  10. Carol
    24/04/2016 at 9:03 pm

    Some time ago I read an article about ticks and it said that ticks hate vinegar. So, I make it up every year and leave it by the gate, spray my dogs every time we go walking. To date I have only taken one tick off our pup.
    Can anybody tell me if vinegar is affective against ticks or have we just been lucky – thank you, Carol

    1. Hollie Wilson
      28/04/2016 at 1:43 pm

      Hi Carol,

      I have never heard of this I am afraid so cannot advise.

      All I can advise is if your dog gets bitten please get them checked.

      Thanks, Hollie

    2. Deb dixon
      28/04/2016 at 2:28 pm

      Hi carol
      I have never heard of this ? If you have only taken off one that it great but does it mean it does not work ? Personally I would taken the recommended medication from your local vet for the local area risks.
      I live where the sheep have the right to roam in the village, so my risk is very high and my vet recommends bravecto ……..
      Deb

      1. Hollie Wilson
        29/04/2016 at 9:03 pm

        My Vet recommends Bravecto too!

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