Question : What do I do if I find a tick on my Pet?
Answer: The first thing to do is to remove the tick. It is NOT necessary to apply anything to the tick before you remove it. There are especially designed tick removal devices, like the Tick Twister or you can use some tweezers. Try to grab the tick as close as possible to the attachment site and remove with gentle pulling. It is best to then keep the tick in a jar if you are unsure what type of tick it is for later identification if necessary. The size of the tick can give us important information on how long the tick has been on your pet, and how likely it is to cause signs of paralysis. If your pets has a changed voice, off its food, difficulty walking, difficulty breathing or difficulty standing. You need to phone us for further advice.
Question: My Pets Face is swollen. What should I do?
Answer: If your pets Face is swollen on both sides, it is likely that is has had an allergic reaction to something. This could be something that has been given or something it has come in contact with. It is best that you phone the clinic for further advice. Your pet could have been stung by a bee or an ant but it could also have been bitten by a snake. It is best that you phone and speak to a Veterinary nurse or Vet on how best to proceed.
Question: I have found a stray animal. What do I do now?
Answer: Once you have secured the stray, it is now your responsibility until it is back with its owners, or with Lismore City Council. If it is uninjured, you should contact Lismore City Council Rangers. The Rangers will scan the animal and look for a microchip. If a microchip is present, the owners will be contacted and the pet returned to them. If the animal does not have a microchip it will be held at the pound to wait for the owners to contact them.