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Pets and ticks

Tick control with pets in a household becomes an important issue for several reasons.  Of course it’s important to ensure the safety for our pets from ticks as the carry Rocky Mountain spotted fever, ehrlichiosis, anaplasmosis and babesiosis. Products such as Advantix help keep ticks from biting and transmitting these disease to our pets.  However, the very design of repelling ticks arguably increases the likelihood of transferring ticks to nearby owners as the ticks flee from the pet.

If dogs are bitten by ticks they are at risk to contracting any number of tick borne illnesses including Lyme disease.  There is a vaccination to prevent Lyme disease in dogs.  If pets do contract tick borne disease their keep in mind that their symptoms may present differently than you might see in people.

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