Ick! Ticks!

Tick embedded on the stomach

Warm weather brings ticks and this summer may bring a bumper crop, say the experts. So here are some facts you should know:

  • TICKS carry many diseases such as Lyme Disease & Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever; both can infect pets & people.
  • Illnesses from ticks can cause fever, anemia, paralysis, lameness & more.
  • Infected pets cannot infect people. However, the same ticks that infect your pet can infect you.
  • Ticks can’t jump, fly & don’t drop from trees. They’re picked up from tall grasses, underbrush, leaf piles & wooded ground.
  • Ticks bite & feed on the blood of their hosts.
  • Always use tweezers to remove an attached tick on your pet, getting as close to the skin as possible. If the whole tick isn’t removed, infection can occur.
  • Always check for ticks after being outdoors.
  • Dogs are especially susceptible to ticks.

Best way to protect your pets? Use FDA-approved Prevention

guarantees bravectoFDA- approved Bravecto® for dogs. One tasty chew every 12 weeks protects your pooch from ticks & fleas alike. No more monthly dosing.

FDA-approved Revolution® for Cats. One topical dose applied monthly to base of the neck, protects your kitty from a host of parasites including ticks, fleas, worms and mites.

Note: Cats are very sensitive to chemicals. Never apply any insect repellent without first consulting a vet.

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