Common and Effective Tick Preventives for Your Pet

Ticks! Fleas! Oh my! With pet ownership comes the presence of these little pests. They are a reality, but you can prevent them affecting your pet! Without appropriate prevention, tick (and fleas) can become a real nuisance and cause some real problems for your pet’s health. Ticks pester your pet by ‘hitching a ride’ on

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How Pets Contract Lyme Disease

Just as you probably thought, pets can contract Lyme disease the same way humans do; from the bite of a tick infected with the Lyme bacteria. Each region carries different tick species and different climates affect the overall risk. Ticks are like little vampires – they ‘vant to suck your blood’! They literally live by

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What are the most common tick-borne diseases in pets?

Let’s face it, ticks are nasty little pests that are on a mission to hurt our pets. Spring and summer are the busiest times for tick activity (although ticks are a risk year-round) and they will not hold back on trying to find a host on which to feed. Not only are ticks a nuisance

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How dogs are affected by tick-borne diseases in your region

The Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC) provides great data each year on how tick-borne diseases impact dogs in each region of the United States. The data is broken out by the most common tick-borne diseases such as Lyme, ehrlichiosis, and anaplasmosis. Each of these diseases is passed along by different tick species, and one may

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How do I know if my pet has a tick-borne disease?

As pet owners we have a responsibility to know when our pet is feeling healthy, and when they aren’t. Since pets can’t talk to us, they signal with their body language and it can be quite obvious when something is wrong. Tick-borne diseases have their own set of symptoms to look for and a blood

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Protect your dog against Lyme disease

Ticks “hitch” a ride on our pets by sticking out their “thumbs” and jumping on board. Protect your dog against Lyme disease transmitted by some of these hitchhikers! Outdoor activities are always better when our four legged friends are with us. Whether we are walking, running, swimming, or just lounging around the yard, life is

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