"Ticks transfer all sorts of diseases - Lyme disease being particularly nasty, and very much in the news - but vigilant owners will be able to spot and deal with them: there's a lot of advice online, but, fundamentally, while they are often the size of a flea, they don't move: they attach themselves to your dog. The key is their safe removal ensuring that you don't leave their fangs embedded in your pets skin. You can get special tools and tweezers to remove them.
"Most of the diseases and infections that ticks transfer are curable if identified quickly - but Lyme disease can take weeks to clear with treatment, and that can be expensive.
"Insurance is something that you may never need, but it's worth every penny to your pet."
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Particularly when your pooches are highly energetic or prone to be clumsy, it is vital to protect them with dog insurance. Our cover can be offered for puppies from five weeks old and can include vet fees for illness and injury up to £7,500, as well as ongoing cover for eligible new illnesses.
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