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Tick Paralysis in Pets | Dr Carl Pet Care Tips and Guides

Tick Paralysis in Pets | Dr Carl Pet Care Tips and Guides

Submitted by • July 16, 2020 www.drcarl.com.au

The condition is caused by a toxin released by the tick as it feeds. A large range of species is commonly affected by paralysis ticks, including dogs, cats, farm animals, and even humans. The condition is marked by progressive paralysis, usually beginning in the hind limbs. As the paralysis progresses the affected animal often develops a range of respiratory dysfunctions, can eventually become completely recumbent, and sometimes ends in death.

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