Check Your Pet for Ticks

Ticks love moisture and the warmer temperatures that come with springtime.  Ticks are found throughout the United States  in wooded and shaded areas and are drawn to humans and animals by carbon dioxide, scent, motion and body heat.   Ticks feed on blood and can be hard to detect by the host because their saliva contains an anesthetic.  Even if you are using some type of tick preventative such as Frontline Plus, any visible ticks should be removed.  Pets that are active outdoors should be checked at least once a day; ticks like to attach around the head, neck, ears and between the toes.  In some areas, your veterinarian may suggest using a tick collar such as Preventic which contains amitraz, a chemical that is proven to be effective against ticks. Tick prevention is an important part of caring for your pet because they can transmit diseases such as Lyme disease, Canine Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (RMSF), Ehrlichiosis, Anaplasmosis and Canine Tick Paralysis. You can get your tick prevention products at http://www.vetdepot.com .

Share and Enjoy:
  • Print
  • Digg
  • StumbleUpon
  • del.icio.us
  • Facebook
  • Yahoo! Buzz
  • Twitter
  • Google Bookmarks