A Parasite Night held at a veterinary practice in Preston proved popular, with more than 80 pet owners in attendance.

The parasite night was very popular and featured knitted ticks and parasites. Photo credit: Grove Veterinary Clinic

Withy Grove Veterinary Clinic in Bamber Bridge hosted the event on June 1, which informed pet owners about the various parasites pets are prone to and how to treat them in the event of an infestation.

Vet Ian Wright, who works at Withy Grove and is president of European Scientific Counsel Companion Animal Parasites was on hand to present the evening.

Guests were invited to “guess the number of ticks in the jar” and take part in a “tick raffle”. There were also flea seat row markers and knitted flea and tick table decorations.

The evening, which was the brainchild of the practice’s senior veterinary nurse Maria Taylor, was sponsored by four veterinary drug companies and also acted as a fund-raiser for local rehoming charity Homeless Hounds.

Practice principal Michael Clarke said: “The turnout exceeded all our expectations – one of the drug companies said it was the best attended client meeting it had been to. Ian’s talk was amusing and informative, and feedback was excellent. I’m proud of all of my staff for helping put together this event – I hope we gave our clients some useful information, as well as raising money for charity.”

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