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A new survey by Frontline® Spot On has revealed that Britain is a nation of dog lovers who invest huge amounts of time and money on ensuring the welfare of their dogs. The average spent on dogs over their lifetime amounts to £12,000. Additionally, dog owners spend a wealth of time on their pets, petting them over 58,000 times in their lifetime and walking them a lengthy 7,361 miles. And how do dogs reciprocate their love? With 49,664 licks, of course.

Despite all of this pampering by owners, Frontline® has found that as many as one in three ticks on pooches carry disease and almost half of pet owners have previously seen a tick on their pooch, with pooches often picking them up from grassy areas in both woodland and urban areas. It is believed that the recent relaxed Pet Travel Scheme rules may have resulted in the increased import of foreign ticks, which has further raised alarm among pet owners, with half (49%) being worried about ticks and the diseases they carry.
So, educating owners on pet health is more imperative than ever, which is why Frontline® Spot On has introduced the ‘Be Tick Aware’ campaign. A third of the pesky parasites have been found to carry infectious diseases, which not only affect dogs but humans too. The most common disease spread by ticks is Lyme disease, which has seen cases in humans increase by 300% since the year 2000. Many owners are unaware of the fact that ticks are second only to mosquitos globally in carrying infectious- and sometimes deadly diseases.

To win a hamper that’ll make your dog feel like a pampered pooch, simply answer the following question:

Which of the diseases below can be spread by ticks to pets and people?
A. Lyme Disease
B. Rabies
C. Norovirus

Closing date 5th November, 2013

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