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Ticks are a common problem on our pets from spring to fall. There are many different species of ticks. Some carry diseases that can harm our pets and their owners, for example Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Ehrlichia, and Lymes.

Here is a good website to help you identify any ticks you may find on your animals www.tickinfo.com.

As with fleas, when ticks bite and suck the blood of their hosts, they inject saliva that can enable your pet to contract such diseases. If your pet suddenly becomes lame or has an intermittent lameness, fever, lethargy, anorexia or swollen lymph nodes, have your pet seen by your veterinarian.

In order to protect your pet from tick infestation, check your pet's coat regularly for them. Keep the areas your pet frequents mowed regularly. There are yard and premise sprays available as well.

There are numerous products on the market available for your animal, including:

  • Daily Sprays
  • Dips
  • Flea Collars
  • Topical Products

Daily sprays and dips kill on contact but have no residual activity.

Some tick collars can only be used on dogs of a certain weight and age range. They can be effective for up to two to three months.

Topical Products are very effective if applied correctly. They can last for up to a month.

Let me help you choose the right product for your pet!

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