It is that warm weather season again and with it comes pests, including the ever annoying tick! They can transmit anything from Lyme disease to anaplasmosis, to heartworms!
Knowledge is power, so if you would like information about tick diseases for your area, please take a look at CAPC's Parasite Prevalence Maps. You can find them on the internet, and the maps have break-downs by animals, areas, and disease!
Prevention is key but the chemicals used can be harmful to your dogs. Often, despite monthly chemical vaccinations, expert say tick-born illnesses still show up. How can that be? The fact is they are just not as fool-proof as most pet owners have been led to believe.
Go over to the next page to find out what ticks hate even more than chemicals!