This season sees the wonderfully crisp and clear autumn weather that encourages so many of us to go out and explore. From hiking, camping and even walking there are so many outdoor activities that can be enjoyed at this time of year.
However these months also are the height of the tick season. Ticks can be a danger, not only to your cat or dog but also to you so it's important to be vigilant when preventing and treating, particularly if you've been out walking in woodland forest or grassy areas. According to new research commissioned by Bob Martin, only 17% of pet owners brush their dog after going for a walk, so ticks which may have climbed into their coat are more likely to attach and feed. A third know to brush their pets outside, but 54% of dogs are brushed inside (with nearly a fifth - 19% - in the lounge, in front of the TV!), so any dirt and pests like ticks will drop off inside - putting the family at risk.
The research also highlighted that only a quarter of pet owners check their pets for ticks when returning for a walk, and only 9% check their family. Dogs and cats should be checked daily for ticks and regular grooming is the best way to do this, with it being good habit to check following a walk before you get back into the car or the house.
Thanks to our friends at Bob Martin, we are giving away an essential walking bundle to make sure you and your pets are safe from ticks.
The pack consists of:
- Bob Martin Clear Pesticide Flea Spray for Pet and Home
- Bob Martin Tick Remover
- Bob Martin Clear Pesticide Free Spot On
- Bob Martin Fluff and Spruce Grooming brush
- Bob Martin Spring Aloe Vera Rub Downs
- A pair of Asos wellies
- Tanluhu Outdoor Trekking Waist Bag
- Mountain Warehouse Bottle Walking Kit (inc. 800ml water bottle, disposable poncho, pen knife with scissors, nail file & clipper, expandable travel cloth, 3in1 survival whistle, compass & thermometer, flint lighter, 9 LED torch, karabiner).
For more information on everything tick related head to the Bob Martin website www.bobmartin.co.uk
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