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๐Ÿšจ Tick Paralysis Fast Facts! ๐Ÿšจ

Updated: Oct 8, 2021

- Over 95% of tick bites in Eastern/South Eastern Australia are paralysis ticks (Ixodes holocyclus). ๐Ÿ˜พ - A single female paralysis tick can lay up to 3000 eggs at a time!! ๐Ÿฅš๐Ÿ˜Ÿ - Ticks are related to spiders and are a type of arachnid.๐Ÿ•ท - 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.๐Ÿ’‰ - It can take 48 hours for symptoms to appear after your pet is bitten even if the tick has been removed.๐ŸŒก - Early symptoms of tick paralysis may include wobbliness/unsteadiness, respiratory distress and a coughing type noise.๐Ÿ˜ท - Late stage and more serious symptoms include complete paralysis, respiratory failure, loss of urinary function.๐Ÿ˜ž


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