Updated: Nov 30
- Over 95% of tick bites in Eastern/South Eastern Australia are paralysis ticks (Ixodes holocyclus). 😾 - A single female paralysis tick can lay up to 3000 eggs at a time!! 🥚😟 - Ticks are related to spiders and are a type of arachnid.🕷 - Ticks have 4 life cycle stages; egg, larvae, nymph and adult. - When a paralysis tick is fully engorged it is grey-blue in colour up to around 1cm in length. - The anti-coagulant agent ticks inject is what causes the toxin reaction in pets.💉 - It can take 48 hours for symptoms to appear after your pet is bitten even if the tick has been removed.🌡 - Early symptoms of tick paralysis may include wobbliness/unsteadiness, respiratory distress and a coughing type noise.😷 - Late stage and more serious symptoms include complete paralysis, respiratory failure, loss of urinary function.😞
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