Tick Prevention – And a Map!

Tick prevention is really important, for both you and your dog. Did you know that one tick is a carrier for five zoonotic diseases, one of which wastick prevention only recently documented in humans? Not every bite infects your dog, so we’re dealing with a game of chance. Don’t take one! You might be interested to know the extent of illnesses you can get from ticks according to the CDC — mentioned it so you won’t forget =)

Steve Dale talks tick prevention with Dr Ruth McPete and Dr Michael Dryden, parasitologist, and what climate change indicates: no more “tick season”. As winters are getting warmer in the North, ticks stick around. There’s a great map that will show you the types of ticks found in your area at Dogs and Ticks. Enjoy the video!

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DawgBlogger
DawgBlogger

What I find very sad and unfortunate, that all we, the superior species, can do is to limit what we can do and where we can go and lace ourselves and our dogs with chemicals, rather than actually doing something about the ticks themselves. How sad is that? Isn't there anybody out there, who can actually come up with a solution, rather than a band aid?

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