Mildly affected tick patients can quickly become severely affected by paralysis tick poison and can often die. To help reduce fatalities, we offer advanced tick treatment and monitoring:

  • Close monitoring in the hospital including cardio-respiratory signs, hydration, paralysis and bladder function.
  • Monitoring and prevention of aspiration pneumonia including treatment with specialised IV antibiotics.
  • If your pets' breathing deteriorates we may opt to provide them with an oxygen source such as cage oxygen, intra-nasal oxygen or tracheal intubation to maintain a patent airway.  
  • Patients that can no longer breathe for themselves will be placed on a ventilator. These patients are critically ill and must be monitored INTENSIVELY over 24 hours or more. Allambie Vet has state of the art equipment enabling us to provide your pet with intensive care during their stay. Monitoring includes blood oxygen saturation, heart and respiratory rate, exhaled carbon dioxide readings, body temperature, blood pressure and ventilation.
  • When your pet is well enough to come home we will inform you of the careful aftercare required at home to get your little friend back to their usual, happy selves.

If your pet is showing any signs of weakness or illness then contact your vet immediately. Leaving a pet for ten or twelve hours before visiting the vet can make the difference between a relatively simple course of treatment at the vet, and days of worrying about a critically ill pet.

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