If you are attending DogFest in the next fortnight, be sure to take part in The Big Tick Great Dog Walk, led by TV presenter Chris Packham.
The ultimate festival for dogs returns with a host of fun-filled activities at Arley Hall, Cheshire (17-18 June) and Knebworth House (24-25 June). Take part in either a 2km or 4km walk and explore the beautiful grounds at both venues whilst raising much needed funds for Manchester & Cheshire Dogs Home and The Humanimal Trust.
The walk aims to raise awareness for The Big Tick Project, the largest ever veterinary study of ticks and tick-borne diseases in the UK. Ticks pose a huge risk to our pets and they're spreading. Now ticks are not only active earlier than ever, they are also carrying potentially new and harmful diseases.
On Saturday 17 June and Sunday 25 June, Chris Packham and The Big Tick Project team will be on hand to help owners understand the risks to pets and humans from tick borne diseases.
Amanda Melvin, Marketing Manager of MSD Animal Health says, "The Big Tick Project team are excited to be working with Dog Fest to help raise awareness of ticks and tick borne disease. Our team of vets and vet nurses will working with Chris Packham to help dog owners identify ticks, where to find them on dogs, how to remove them and the products to protect against ticks. We will also be highlighting the risks from ticks to human health. Chris Packham will be providing regular tick talks on 17th and 25th June."
If you're taking part in the walk, you can make a donation on the day or via the event's dedicated JustGiving page. For tickets and more information visit the website or call 0333 300 3010.