Spring is finally around the corner! Unfortunately, ticks are active when it’s above 4 degrees Celsius:
What can you do to prevent ticks on your pet:
· Ticks mostly live in tall grass, cedar edges and wooded areas. It’s always a good idea to do a tick check
on your pet and also yourself when going in those areas.
· Ask your veterinarian about tick prevention or if the lyme vaccination is a good option for your dog.
· There are several species of ticks. Please make sure the tick prevention you are using for your pet is
effective against the Deer Tick (Ixodes Scapularis). This tick is the one that can transmit Lyme Disease.
· A good tick prevention should protect your pet for a minimum of one month against several tick species
Although less common, there are several other diseases that ticks can give your dog besides Lyme.