Mar 08 2024

Tick Season is upon us. Here’s what you need to know.

Ticks are pesky parasites that can pose serious health risks to our furry friends. Pet owners can take proactive measures to keep their canine and feline companions safe from these tiny bloodsuckers. Here’s what you need to know:

Regular Tick Checks

  • Daily Inspection: After your pet has been outdoors, especially in wooded areas, tall grass, or shrubs, make it a habit to thoroughly check their fur, ears, and paws for any signs of ticks. Ticks often attach themselves to warm and hidden spots on your dog’s body.
  • Tick Removal: If you find a tick, remove it promptly using fine-tipped tweezers. Grasp the tick as close to your dog’s skin as possible and pull it out gently. Alternatively tick keys and other tick removal tools may be used to remove ticks.  If you are not comfortable removing the tick, please contact us for assistance!

Effective Tick Prevention

  • Tick Prevention Products: Use topical treatments or oral medications monthly to prevent ticks. Consult with your veterinarian to choose the best product based on your dog’s age, size, and overall health.
  • Keep Your Yard Tidy: Ticks thrive in tall grass and leaf litter. Regularly mow your lawn, remove brush piles, and maintain a clean outdoor environment. Avoid walking your dog in areas where ticks are prevalent.
  • Wash Bedding and Vacuum: Wash your pet’s bedding regularly and vacuum your home to eliminate any ticks that may have made their way indoors.

Remember, ticks can transmit diseases like Lyme disease. By following these preventive measures, you’ll help keep your beloved furry companion tick-free and healthy! 🐾

John Glauser | Our Stories

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