We didn't have a cold winter. They are out there, waiting, lurking in tall grasses; at Veteran's Park, in our own backyards, down at Herrington, at the Red River Gorge. TICKS! It's going to be a BAD SUMMER and FALL because of them, for our pets and US too.
Check your pet daily for ticks. Look between toes, inside the ears and around the ear folds, under the chin and neck area and the groin and armpits. Ticks love to hide.
Use a tick prevention product. Topical tick products, including collars, generally have a quicker tick kill but if you don't like the thought or look of a topical, worry about young children being exposed or your pet reacts to topical products then use an oral tick product. Pick one, oral or topical, whichever you prefer! We have both in stock.
Ticks aren't just creepy. They spread ALOT of disease and I mean ALOT: Lyme disease, Ehrlichia, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Anaplasmosis, Tularemia, Babesia and Hepatozoonosis. Ticks can make both animals and people sick. Tick borne diseases mimic other diseases too. If your pet has been exposed to a tick, please tell us. If you have been exposed, please seek advise from your health professional. Don't wait for symptoms to appear.
Cathy-Licensed Vet tech with 28 year experience.