Representing specialities in parasites, animal behaviour and diseases, 21 leading European scientific leaders in their fields shared insights surrounding four key topics: pet health, parasites, diseases and behaviour changes in pets. The results confirm that seasonal changes have a wide range of implications for household pets.
One such impact is an increase in parasites, namely ticks, as they are able to survive for longer in warmer climates. Prof. Lukasz Adasek, University of Life Sciences in Lublin [Poland] noted, “Changing climate conditions contributes to the fact that ticks, different tick species, new tick species, appear in areas where they were not previously found, and their activity is also extended.”
Pets are a vital part of our families and as such the Protect Our Future Too campaign believes this is the time to act to ensure their safety and protection. To measure the current levels of understanding surrounding the topic, a