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Sharon Davis to promote tick awareness at the Show

Former Olympic swimmer Sharron Davies joins tick awareness event to warn No Bite Is Right
***PHOTOCALL NOTICE*** When: Tuesday 26th July 2016 @ 10:30am
Location: New Forest and Hampshire County Show Show 2016, No Bite Is Right, Stand 34

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Former Olympic swimmer Sharron Davies is at the New Forest County Show to promote the importance of tick bite prevention in this tick hotspot area.As an avid dog lover, Sharron, who owns a Basset Hound called Flash, will be attending the event to raise awareness of the risk of tick bites and the diseases they carry, which can affect people as well as dogs.
With a trip to Rio to report on the Olympic Games later this year, Sharron understands the risk of diseases when travelling abroad, especially with her dog.
Sharron says, “I think keeping a dog healthy is much like a person, prevention is better than cure, and there are so many things you have to keep an eye out for, including ticks and fleas. Vets can offer advice on the local parasite population and recommend a parasite prevention plan to help keep your pet healthy.”
She will be on-stand encouraging local dog owners to speak to their vet about tick bite prevention, rather than requiring the tick to bite in order to be killed.

Compulsory picture credit: Sharron Davies is supporting ‘No Bite Is Right’ to raise awareness of the risk of tick bites and the diseases they carry. Speak to your vet today to see if your pet is protected. Find out if your pet and family are at risk by following the conversation on the Jungle Facebook page (www.facebook.com/jungleforpets) or by visiting itsajungle.co.uk
To confirm your attendance at the photocall please contact:
Luke Hopkins at Pegasus – lhopkins@thisispegasus.co.uk / T: 01273 712000
For media accreditation please contact:
On the day contact:
Luke Hopkins: 07743 254127
Charlotte Turner: 07791208921

About No Bite Is Right
No Bite Is Right is a national tick awareness campaign highlighting the risk of tick bites and the diseases they carry. It reminds owners that not all products prevent tick biting and encourages them to speak to their vet to about preventative products which do not require parasites to bite your pet in order to be killed.

This year it is hitting the road, with a series of ‘Tickbuster’ events across the country; with the South West recently confirmed as a tick hotspot, it sees the third event in the tour at the New Forest County Show.
Experts will be on stand to give dog owners advice and to warn of recent disease outbreaks, spread by ticks, which include Lyme disease and Babesia. Owners are also reminded that some of these diseases, such as Lyme disease can also affect people.
‘No Bite Is Right’ is part of Bayer Animal Health’s wider ‘It’s a Jungle Out There’ parasite protection initiative. Parasitic diseases have risen to become a prominent threat to UK dogs, these include the potentially-fatal lungworm parasite, spread by slugs and snails, which has been confirmed as endemic throughout much of the UK. Owners can find out if their pet and family could be at risk from ticks by following the conversation on www.facebook.com/jungleforpets.