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 was 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!